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Do i have to remove the diff on a 88 cherolet c2500 to change the spider gears

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No just remove the cover off of it, End remove both axles, End work from there,

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SOURCE: rear end(locker) spider gear gone, retaining pin sheared,

The spider pin does have a set screw holding it in place. Do you know that?

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Hate to tell you this, but if you can't get the gears out, you will not be able to replace them correctly
(except perhaps the spider gears) Setting up a differential gear set is an exact science involving careful measuring with dial indicators and torque settings. If you don't do this perfectly, whatever you replace will quickly self-destruct. This applies to bearing replacement as well.
You will be better served by replacing the diff "drum to drum" with a unit form a scrapyard. There your only concern will be exactly matching the tooth count on the ring and pinion gears. That's my best advice.
To get your gears out, remove both axles by removing spider gear cross shaft and the "c" clips that retain the axles, then unbolt the two carrier bearing saddles. The center unit should easily pry out of the housing.

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b87d88d.jpgand this is what a limited slip looks like
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