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I have the reardif cover of and i need to take the axles out so i can replace the rear seals on both sides of the axle but i can not figure out how to get the two keeper pins out so i can remove the axles.I was told there was a 5/16 bolt that i have to remove before i take the keeper pins out and i can not find it.

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You have to take the pin out of the spider gear shaft, that is the 5/16" socket head bolt being referred to. It is located on the differential and you have to locate the diff so that you can get it out, then turn the diff a bit again so you can get the shaft out. Once you get the shaft out, push in on the axles so they move away from the side gears of the diff and the c-clips come off.

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