I am trying to remove the passenger side axel in order to replace the
axel seal. The problem I am haveing is removing the spider gear shaft
retaining pin. The book says to remove the bolt which holds the shaft
in place. There is no bolt in the whole which holds the shaft in
place. Instead it looks like there is a roll pin in the hole. I know
some SPicer rear ends have had trouble w/ shearing the bolt off. This
does not seem to be the case. Upon closer inspection it indeed looks
like a roll pin. I have tried to remove this pin with a small punch.
I can't get the punch to line up with the hole straight. The
differential housing sticks out to far to get the punch to line up
straight w/ the hole. What am I doing wrong and how do I remove the
spider gear shaft. I need to do this so I can pull the axel out and
replace the seal.