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Clay, 'Should I try the slide hammer a bit more

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Hi Clay,
'Should I try the slide hammer a bit more
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Waverly Lorello replied 11 months ago.

HI

Sometimes they can be difficult to remove here is the procedure for you to print to remove the axle

REAR AXLE SHAFT REPLACEMENT (REAR DRIVE AXLE)Document ID#(###) ###-####/p>

Rear Axle Shaft Replacement

Special Tools

  • J 2619-01Slide Hammer W/1/2 x 13 Adapter
  • J 45859Axle Shaft Remover/Installer

For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools.

Removal Procedure

Note:For those vehicles NOT equipped with the locking differential proceed to step 8. If the vehicle is equipped WITH the locking differential, proceed to step 9 and 10.

Note:Rotate the differential case until the differential pinion shaft just touches the rear axle housing.

Note:If the rear axle shaft is difficult to remove, proceed to step 14.

Note:If the rear axle shaft is difficult to remove, proceed to step 14.

  1. Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle.
  2. Remove the tire and wheel assembly. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation.
  3. Remove the wheel speed sensor.
  4. Remove the rear brake drum, if equipped. Refer to Brake Drum Replacement.
  5. Remove the brake caliper mounting bracket, if equipped. Refer to Rear Brake Caliper Bracket Replacement.
  6. Remove the rear axle housing cover and gasket. Refer to Rear Axle Housing Cover and Gasket Replacement.

  7. Remove the and discard differential pinion gear shaft bolt.
  8. Remove the differential pinion gear shaft.
  9. Remove the differential pinion gear shaft part way from the differential case.

  10. Use a screw driver, or similar tool to rotate the lock (1) until the lock (1) aligns with the thrust block.
  11. Push in on the rear axle shaft (2) and remove the lock (1).
  12. Remove the rear drum brake axle shaft (2) from the rear axle assembly (1), if equipped.
  13. Remove the rear disc brake axle shaft (1) from the rear axle assembly (2), if equipped

  14. Using the J 2619-01hammer (2) and the J 45859remover/installer (1), remove the rear axle shaft from the rear axle assembly.
  15. Replace the rear axle shaft seal and or bearing, if needed. Refer to Rear Axle Shaft Seal and/or Bearing Replacement.

Installation Procedure

Note:When installing the rear axle shaft, ensure that the seal is not damaged.

Note:In steps 3 and 4, pull out on the axle shaft after the lock has been installed to ensure that the lock is seated properly.

Note:On axles with a locking differential, keep the differential pinion shaft slightly withdrawn.

Caution:Refer to Fastener Caution.

Note:End play is the in and out movement of the rear axle shaft. Radial play is the up and own movement in the rear axle shaft.

  1. Install the disc brake axle shaft (1) in the rear axle assembly (2), if equipped.

  2. Install the drum brake axle shaft (2) in the rear axle assembly (1), if equipped.
  3. Install the lock (1) in the rear axle (2), without a locking differential.

  4. Install the lock (1) on the rear axle shaft (3), with a locking differential.
  5. Install the differential pinion gear shaft.
  6. Install the NEW differential pinion gear shaft bolt and tighten to 34  Y(25 lb ft) for the 8.6 inch axle and 50  Y(37 lb ft) for the 9.5 inch axle.
  7. Check the rear axle shaft end play and the radial play. The rear axle shaft end play should be 0.012 inch per sideand the radial play should be 0.002–0.003 inch.If the rear axle shaft is NOT within the specifications, replace any excessively worn parts.
  8. Install the rear axle housing cover and gasket. Refer to Rear Axle Housing Cover and Gasket Replacement.
  9. Install the wheel speed sensor.
  10. Install the brake caliper mounting bracket, if equipped. Refer to Rear Brake Caliper Bracket Replacement.
  11. Install the rear brake drum, if equipped. Refer to Brake Drum Replacement.
  12. Install the tire and wheel assembly. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation.
  13. Remove the support and lower the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle.

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Expert:  Waverly Lorello replied 11 months ago.

Hi

Did this information help you get the axle out

If so please rate my help thanks