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I have a 2000 Dakota and having trouble removing the axle to remove diff seal and sugestions

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You have to remove the differential cover.Jack up the rear end and use a pan for the fluid to drain into.Put the vehicle in neutral,remove the cover and turn the drive shaft by hand til you see the pin shaft screw.Remove the screw and the pin should slide out.Once the pin is out then you can slide the axle shaft in slightly and there is a c-clip that holds the axle in place.Sometimes it will fall out when you slide the axle in or you can just use a small magnet and remove it.Now you can slide the axle out and remove the seal.Try not to move the drive shaft once you have removed the pin so you don`t loose your alignment of the hole for the pin.Clean the sealer or gasket on the cover and differential surface and replace the gasket or use sealer which ever is recommended and fill with fluid.If only one side is leaking I would recommend doing both sides so you don`t have to do the other side later.Hope this helps and let me know if you have anymore questions.Good luck.

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