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The rear end went out of the f250. Can't find a salvage part, only a rebuild kit. What are the steps to disassemble the rear differential?

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Its a little bit of work give these websites a try www.alldatadiy.com or www.autozone if all fails stop by your local library and get your hands on a Haynes auto repair manual for your truck you can also check out www.junkyarddog.com to find a good salvage yard close to you wish you the best of luck Michigan Man

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