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Old 09-24-2011, 10:56 PM
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I have a 2002 4x4 and i'm trying to remove the front drivers side axle shaft. I already have the cv shaft out and I'm trying to pull the the axle from the differential and it will not come out. All the information I have says it is held in with a snap ring just like the cv shaft is and it should come out with a slide hammer but mine will not. Is there a secret to this that I just don't know? Any help would be great. Also if anyone knows of any videos out there that would be great too.

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Thanks, I did finally get it out. It would not come out the way it was supposed to so I took the differential cover cover off, pulled the center pin and pushed the axle shaft into the differential. Once I did that I just pulled the clip off the axle and slid it out. All new parts are installed and i'm back on the road.
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I'm curious, what all were you replacing? My front drive shafts are apparently bad. Did they look like this?

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Sorry, I havn't been on the site for a while. Looking at your info you the exact same truck as me. I replaced the CV shaft and Axle shaft on the drivers side. The reason I replaced them was becuase the shaft splines were rusted away. What makes you think yours are bad, you usually only have to replace them if the CV boots tear and sling grease everwhere. It's not hard to replace just the CV shaft but the axle can be a little more involved. let me know and I can give the information you need.
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Thanks, I did finally get it out. It would not come out the way it was supposed to so I took the differential cover cover off, pulled the center pin and pushed the axle shaft into the differential. Once I did that I just pulled the clip off the axle and slid it out. All new parts are installed and i'm back on the road.

Hi Matte -- I am having this issue. I have the cover off. How do I get the center pin out to push it in?
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