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Packard clipper Sedan: How to remove rear ended axle

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How to remove rear ended axle for a 1947 packard
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Classic Car
Expert:  Dr. Hamman replied 1 year ago.
Hi, I am a professional certified mechanic, with an engineering background, and 35+ years experience. I will do my best to assist you. Also keep in mind I don't know if you are a pro or a novice, so feel free to add any additional info at any time.
You need to get the axles out and remove the carrier to find the problem. The drums pull off of the axle, then the axles come out with a slide hammer, or puller. Then the carrier comes out. At that point you will probably be able to spot the problem. Many of the parts for this rear end are VERY hard to find, so be careful. I know by experience it is easy to tear something up that is stuck on a vehicle this old, and these old rear ends can be a real challenge in that way. I want to post a link PACKARD REAR END MANUAL HERE for the factory Packard rear end rebuilding/repair manual, it should really be a big help. It has a lot of details on this setup. It is 40 pages, and is in PDF format. If you have any more questions at all, I am here to help. Good luck with it, have a great day, and Thanks for using Just Answer.
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