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TRYING TO CHANGE THE REAR AXEL SEAL ON 01 . 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 AXEL

2001 GMC Sonoma

Need to remove spacer from axel so I can get c clip out
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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.
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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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