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Spider gears shot

My spider gears on my 98 ford ranger are all chewed up and are shot. i need to replace them, do i have to take the whole rear axle off or how should i go about doing that?

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No you can replace the gears by removing the differential cover. Remove the gear pin and slightly pull the axles out of the gears. unbolt the drive shaft from the differential first you will then be able to move the gears so you can get at the pins.

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