No tricks. Remove rear diff cover to drain oil and gain
acces to cross pin retainer bolt. Push pin out to allow
axles to be pushed in to release "C" locks on axles. Axles
can then be pulled out. You will need to resynch spider
gears when you reinstall. Make sure spider shims are in
place. If you have a bad bearing surface on the axle, you
can get a replacement bearing and seal kit designed to use a
different location on the axle to avoid buying a new axle.
If you have park brake problems or need to replace the
shoes, now is the time to do it since the axles have to be
pulled to access the park brake shoes.
One more IMPORTANT point. The major cause of leaky rear axle seals is
a stuck vent on the axle housing, which pressurizes the case when it
warms up, blowing the oil past the seal. MAKE 100% SURE the vent is
open and free when you replace the seal
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