In the center of the spiders is a differential pin. The axles are pushed against it. Remove the retaining bolt that holds the pin in place. Remove the pin and push the axle inward. Remove the reatining clip and the axle will pull out.
NOTE: If you remove the ring gear and all other components, you will need step by step directions to replace it. There are several steps that require special tools to complete.
Remove the drive shaft. Remove the lock nut in the yoke. Remove the differential bearing covers (end caps) in the housing. From there the inside will come out. Also, the pinion shaft / gear will slid out from the inside. There are bearing on both the inside and outside of it.
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Sunday, February 13th, 2011 AT 5:50 AM