REMOVAL - Continued
Heating differential mounting bolts to a temperature of 300°F (149°C) may be required to
break down thread sealing compound. Wear protective equipment while heating and handling
differential mounting bolts. Failure to follow this warning may cause injury or death to
Unstake and loosen pinion nut (Figure 1, Item 1) to aid in disassembly.
Remove 10 differential mounting bolts (Figure 1, Item 4) and washers (Figure 1, Item 5) securing differential
assembly (Figure 1, Item 3) to axle housing.
A tap with a soft-faced mallet may be required to break seal between differential assembly
and axle housing.
Apply pressure to hoist and lift differential assembly (Figure 1, Item 3) from axle housing approximately
1 inch (25 mm). Rotate differential assembly 90 degrees to align ring gear with clearance cutouts in axle
housing and remove from housing.
Front Differential Removal.