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NEED TO REMOVE SPACER FROM AXLE SO I CAN GET C CLIP OUT

2001 GMC Sonoma

Trying to change the rear axle seal on 01 sonoma. I removed the pinion from the spider gears and I can see the c clip but there is a metal spacer in the way. How do I get it out to remove the axle?
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Jwatts12
January 3, 2012.




There is a pin that goes thru the spider gear that is held in with a bolt if the pin is removed you can push the axle in to remove the C clip.

Saturntech9
Jan 3, 2012.
Yes that is the pinion bolt, I removed that but there is a a metel spacer between the two axels, you cannot just push the axel in and pop the c clip out. You have to remove this spacer but I dont know how.
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Jwatts12
Jan 3, 2012.
So is this a locking differential or a non locking differential?

Saturntech9
Jan 3, 2012.

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