Having problems with your 1999 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup ?

Cant get the front differential out

\015 I have a 1997 chevy s10 with a 4.3. i threw the rod bearings and i need to get the oil pan out and to do that i need to get the front differential out... i have all the bolts of and the right half shaft and the front driveshaft all off and it is just sitting there loose but i cant seem to get it to drop out. any comments or tips please let me know\015 Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 01-06-2020

Answers :

  1. \015\012Raise and support the front end on jackstands.
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  2. Remove the right wheel. \015\012 \015\012
  3. Position a drain pan under the axle. \015\012 \015\012
  4. Remove the stabilizer bar. \015\012 \015\012
  5. Remove the skid plate. \015\012 \015\012
  6. Disconnect the right inner tie rod end at the relay rod. \015\012 \015\012
  7. Remove the axle shaft flange bolts, turn the wheel to loosen the axle from the axle tube, push the axle towards the front of the truck and tie it out of the way. \015\012 \015\012
  8. Unplug the indicator switch and actuator electrical connectors. \015\012 \015\012
  9. Remove the drain plug and drain the fluid from the case. \015\012 \015\012
  10. Remove the axle tube-to-frame mounting bolts. \015\012 \015\012
  11. Remove the axle tube-to-carrier bolts. \015\012 \015\012
  12. Remove the axle tube/shaft assembly. Keep the open end up. \015\012 \015\012
  13. Position the axle tube, open end up, in a vise by clamping on the mounting flange. \015\012 \015\012
  14. Remove the snapring, sleeve, connector and thrust washer from the shaft end. \015\012 \015\012
  15. Tap out the axle shaft with a plastic mallet. \015\012 \015\012
  16. Turn the tube, outer end up, and pry out the deflector and seal. \015\012 \015\012
  17. Using a slide hammer and bearing remover adapter, remove the bearing. \015\012 \015\012
  18. Clean all parts in a non-flammable solvent and inspect them for wear or damage. Clean off all old gasket material.
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