Re: can not remove rear axle on chevy avalanche 4x4 1500.
You will need to take off the differential cover (drain and change diff oil at this time)
rotate the axle so that you can get at the cross pin and remove it by undoing a small bolt that holds it in place. it should slide out with ease, but i have had them stick, take care not to let the cross pin get lodged where it is difficult to extract
a single C-clip is holding each axle inside the differential housing
you will need to push in from the outer end of the axle, while simultaneously manipulating the C-clip off of the inner axle, repeat this same process on the other side
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Assuming axles are still in place and bearing caps are still in place
The axles should be pulled out, if they have not been pulled out after the C locks removed. Then it is a matter of just the bearings on each side of the carrier- 1 lock bolt and 2 retaining bolts on each of the 2 bearing caps. Back each cap out slightly, put transmission or transfer case in neutral and the differential will essentially drop right out.
If you have the axles out and caps off, back one of the nuts still in contact with the bearing until it falls out, the loosen the other, and it should fall loose too. The carrier should then rotate out if vehicle is in park, or roll out if in neutral..
you will need to remove differential cover. drain out old fluid first! rotate the axle so you can get to the cross pin, and remove it by undoing a bolt that holds it in place. be careful to not let cross pin get lodged where you can not extract it ! the axles are held in by a c-clip on each one. then slid axle out. you may need to push on outer end of axle to release the c-clips. good-day !
I am assuming you took the pin in the center out already. All you have to do is push the axles in towards the differential and they clips usually fall out. some times there is a rubber Oring that secures them on, but all you have to do is push the clips off.
drop the fuel tank. (hopefully it is just about empty) on top of tank unplug power plug disconnect fuel lines and remove locking ring on top of pump unit, lift pump up out of tank. replace in opposite order. It really is that easy if the tank is empty as you can do it all with no jack . I did my yukon xl in about a hour but i had a friend handing me whatever i yelled for. I also removed the rear driveshaft so i would have plenty of room to sit up under the truck and god was that nice. Make sure you support the rear axle up with jackstands, yes jack rear of truck off the ground.
I will assume you are working on the rear differential.
After the center pin has been removed from the differential case, both rear axles must be pushed inwards to allow the retaing clips to fall out of the machined slots located at the end of each axle. These C-shaped clips ride in the inboard side of each of the spider gears. Be sure to have both wheels off to allow the axle to push far enough in.
no jack up and secure truck remove wheel- brake caliper-mounting bracket and brake disc under drivers side door by frame rail is a 1 into 2 cable with an adjuster this is e-brake cable loosen connection on 1500 models the brake is secured at bottom with a screw and a clip