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I need to change the front cover on my front differential for a chevy 2500 4x4 8 bolt hub, have a another front differential from similar truck, but cannot figure out how to get the gears out of it, how does one do that?

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You have to pull out the front axles to get the gears out of the differential

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Fig. Halfshaft-to-differential mounting bolts (3 of the 6 bolts shown)-2001-03 F-150 and 2004 F-150 Heritage Edition


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