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Rear pinion seal replacement

I have a 2004 diesel 4x4 quad cab 2500 that needs the rear pinion seal replaced. I have removed theshaft and the nut holoding the yolk on the shaft. How do I remove the yolk to get to the seal?

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    removed all bolts and drive shaft wont budge. Need to replace pinion seal.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    rear differential

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