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

Tiny
JWATTS12
  • 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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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 AT 12:13 AM

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Tiny
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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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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 AT 12:18 AM
Tiny
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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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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 AT 1:42 AM
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So is this a locking differential or a non locking differential?

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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 AT 8:51 PM

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