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The retainer bolt for the center pin in the rear differential sheared off and left the pin end inside. Is there an easy method to extract the broken piece so that I can remove the center pin and change out the outer axle seal as was my initial intent?

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  • Michael Cole May 01, 2013

    I was planning on changing the axle seal. When I went to remove the retaining bolt that holds the center pin in place, the pin that goes through the spider gears, the retainer pin sheared and left the smooth pin end and a partial thread in the hole. I have been trying to use magnets to no avail.

  • Michael Cole May 05, 2013

    ok...looking at the posted diagram, the pinion lock bolt is my issue. It sheared off leaving the pin end of the lock bolt INSIDE. I have not been. successful in any attempt to remove it.

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if you are talking about the axle seals, 1.REMOVE THE WHEELS.2. REMOVE THE DIFF COVER(slowly)3.REMOVE THE BRAKE CALIPER ASSEMBLY.4.REMOVE THE 8MM PIN IN THE DIFF CARRIER. 5.TURN CARRIER AND REMOVE THE LARGE PIN.6. FIRMLY HIT IN THE AXLE, A SMALL RETAINING C CLIP WILL FALL INTO THE DIFF HOUSING. DO THE SAME WITH THE OTHER SIDE. ( be careful if you have rear speed sensors remove it when you remove the brake calipers . you will break it when you are pushing in the axles.)7.pull axles and replace seals

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remove the 'locking bolt', once the pin is out the c-clips shoud fall out unless this is a floating axle in which the axles are attached at the hub.

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not positive on this model, but most axle bearings are pressed on

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Sounds like one of two things is happening
1). the spider gears are binding
2). the ring gear is binding on the pinion

Check the pinion gear bolt for tightness first, then check for excessive end play. Make sure you have the correct fluid for your rear end type (limited slip takes one type, semi-posi takes another type and even sometimes reguires an additive) Hope this helps.

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