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Procedure for changing bent r rear axle on 1997

What is the procedure for changing bent right rear axle on 1997 toyota t- 100 4x4 truck. Do you disconnect the brake line, remove four bolts from brake plate, then pull axle and bearing,or is there a keeper inside the differential?

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If it has the four bolts that have a flange piece on it also then its just a unbolt and pull one.another sign of the unbolt/pull type is there is no removable cover on the back of the diff. i never undo nothing but the 4 bolts. i leave twn in but real loose so when i yank on the axle it wont break nothing when it cuts loose all of a sudden.

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