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If I understand you correctly the drive shaft you took out is actually a CV axle. The inner axle shaft goes into the diff. That is held in with a snap ring in the diff. It might not come out easy, sometimes they do, use a pry bar to pop it out. Be careful not to break or damage the aluminum housing. There have been times where I had to use a strong air hammer to beat on the back side of that flange to get the axle shaft out... It's sort of like taking a CV axle out of a front wheel drive car.
Posted on Oct 28, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
you could try using a Quick boot, just cut the old one off with a trimming knife no stripping required,just wrap the quick boot around and use the weld adhesive fit new clips and the jobs done
Posted on Oct 28, 2008
Hello,you need to remove driveshaft to be able to get to the nut.Remove the nut (MAY BE VERY TIGHT) and pull the yoke or flange as you called it out & you can pop old seal out & new seal in.You may want to smear a tiny bit of grease or vasoline on outside of seal for easier installation & also on the rubber part of seal so itwon't get damaged when you re-install the yoke.Hope this helps.
Posted on Dec 29, 2008
Your only option is to pull the tranny and replace the seal - also check the condition of the end of the crankshaft where the seal rides for excessive gouging or the new seal my not seal without first repairing or replacing the crank, this is rare however and a new seal should do the trick.
I recomend shopping around as the seal only costs about $25 and the major cost is removing the engine or transmission to replace it (wich ever is easier sometimes the motor is, but anyway maybe you can find a local friend or family member who could R&R the transmission or motor for you at a good price id say around 500-800 would be more than fair.
Look around you would be suprised when a shop is slow what kind of deals they will give out just to get some work.
It's not bad job, just time consuming. Need a way to hold tranny up while pulling parts. Have a chilton or haynes manual.
Basically though, you need to remove transmission or be able to move it back far enough... remove flywheel from crankshaft end... unbolt and remove rear main seal retainer... replace seal and gasket... reverse procedure.
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Posted on Feb 02, 2009
TAKE TIRES OFF, REMOVE DIFF. COVER, ON 3rd MEMBER THERE A PIN ABOUT 11/2" DIA. THAT GOSE RIGHT THOUGH THE 3rd MEMBER CLOSE TO ONE OF THE ENDS OF THAT PIN OPOSIT OF RING GEAR THERES AN 8mm SMALL HEAD BOLT ( TURN RING GEAR TO CHECK OTHER END OF PIN ) REMOVE BOLT PUSH AXLE IN REMOVE HORSE SHOES CLIP IN 3rd MEMBER SLIDE AXLE OUT.
Posted on Nov 10, 2009
if ure changing passenger side a washer will drop behind the 4x4 shift fork in the diff as soon as u pull the cv axle out and u will have to drop the axle tube to reinstall this
Posted on Mar 01, 2010
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