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How do i remove the axles from the rear diff of a 1990 subaru leg

I need help to remove the rear axles

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This a fairly simple task,you're going to need a set of roll punchs to remove the pins that hold the axles to the differential.You need to remove the large nut(32 or 36mm) that holds the end of axle in the drive hub,the nut may be punched or "staked"into the grove of the axle end and can usually be pushed out with a cold chisel .On the diff end of the axle there will be a large pin holding the end of the axle to the differential,knock the pin out,you should be able to push the end of the axle off the differential drive splines,if there is not enough room to get the end off you'll have to separate the bottom ball joint from the spindle housing,remove the drive hub to brake rotor bolts and use a large three arm gear puller to pull the drive hub off the end of the axle,torque the puller lightly and tap the the end of the puller push shaft and apply another small amount of torque to the puller,so you don't damage the hub,once its off you may lightly tap the end of the axle,use a piece of wood between the axle and the hammer and the axle should slide out the wheel bearing fairly easy.I based this off axle removal on an 88 XT and 84 Wagon so there may be a few differences,but I think you'll find its actually fairly easy,if you run into problems go register at and they should have an on-line repair guide.

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