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Do I need to remove both hubs to take-out the differential gears? I have the driver’s side hub out and by using a pry bar that side of the gears is sliding out. I have not removed the passenger’s side hub or touched the vacuum disconnect on that side of the axle.

 

Before I apply too much pressure to the passenger side of the differential gears, does the passenger’s side hub need to be touched?

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Hey Jim...long time.

 

Yeah, but the passenger side axle shaft ends at the vacuum disconnect box. Is their something more that needs to be removed before I yank the carrier out of the differntial housing?

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sounds like you wanna pull the differential carrier out, and yes, you have to remove the hub to remove the shaft. you have to remove the center pin so the shafts slide towards the center for the c clip to be removed, then the shafts have to be slid out of the spider gears before you can remove the carrier.

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jpdocdave , yes the carrier needs to be removed.

 

I found a write-up on www.madxj.com that instucts you to open the vacuum discnnect box, remove the collar, and pull the "inside" axle shaft out. Not sure why I made this more complicated than it is.

 

Thanks!

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you have to remove the center pin so the shafts slide towards the center for the c clip to be removed,

He is doing a front axle, so this does not apply ;) :cheers:

 

 

jpdocdave is correct, there is a C-clip on the intermittent shaft, at the carrier. in the D30 (front axle) I can't remember if the center pin has to be removed to get to the clip or not :hmm:

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Thanks fellas, I removed the pin from the carrier side of intermediate axle shaft and it slid right out.

Also, prying the carrier out of the housing was easy. I just put everything back together and I'll wait a few hours for the RTV to cure before I test drive her. :cheers:

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