TM 5-3810-300-24 & P2
Remove Differential Carrier from Housing.
A. Remove plug from bottom of axle housing and drain lubricant.
B. Remove the axle shaft stud nuts, lockwashers and tapered dowels.
TO LOOSEN THE DOWELS, HOLD A 1 1/2 INCH DIAMETER BRASS DRIFT AGAINST THE
CENTER OF THE AXLE SHAFT HEAD, INSIDE THE CIRCULAR DRIVING LUGS. STRIKE THE
DRIFT A SHARP BLOW WITH A 5 TO 6 POUND HAMMER OR SLEDGE. A 1 1/2 INCH DIAMETER
BRASS HAMMER IS AN EXCELLENT AND SAFE DRIFT.
DO NOT HIT THE CIRCULAR DRIVING LUGS ON THE SHAFT HEAD THIS MAY CAUSE THE LUGS
TO SHATTER AND SPLINTER. DO NOT USE CHISELS OR WEDGES TO LOOSEN THE SHAFT OR
DOWELS THIS WILL DAMAGE THE HUB, SHAFT AND OIL SEAL.
C. Remove the axle shaft from the drive unit and housing.
D. Disconnect universal at pinion shaft.
E. Remove carrier to housing stud nuts and washers. Loosen two top nuts and leave on studs to prevent carrier
F. Break carrier loose from axle housing with rawhide mallet.
G. Remove top nuts and washers and work carrier
free. A small pinch bar may be used to straighten
the carrier in the housing bore. However, the end
must be rounded to prevent indenting the carrier
flange. A roller jack may be used to facilitate
removal of carrier.