The truck is in the air and the rear dif cover is off? how do i pull the c-clip off the axle? how do i get the axle out? Do i need to pull the gears out? I have a hayns manual, but Im kinda confused? Im new at this stuff... any healp with be greatly apreciated..
A small magnet makes it pretty easy to reach in after you push the axles in to get the clips.
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But remember you have to take the pinion pin out from the case that keeps the pinion gears in mesh/place with the axle side gears.
heres a list
1. Pinion pin- held in by a retainer screw( might be a 8mm I could be wrong)
2. Push axles in
3. Take C clips out
4. Pull axles out
Just reverse what you did for installation its easy, rear axles are the easiest thing on a vehicle I think.
When the axles are back in take some brake clean and spray the ring and pinion along with the inside of the pumpkin down ALOT so you clean it out and then put your new fluid in after its sealed. Also when spraying have someone rotate the wheel so it turns everything inside the pumpkin so you can get everything cleaned.