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Randall C
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4 wheel drive/.?

What axle>?

What have you done so far?
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Customer reply replied 5 years ago

the pin wont slide out to slide axles in to remove C clips

Customer reply replied 5 years ago

yes it'sXXXXX G80 Locker

removed the differnetial cover and removed the the locking pin bolt

So you, removed the 5/16 locking pin? the pinion pin will not slide out?

I have not run into that

are you sure the lock pin you took out is all in one piece and not broken at all>?
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Customer reply replied 5 years ago

yes, the lock pin isnt broken

yes, the pinion pin wont slide out

most i've worked with in the past push out with your finger or a slight tap with a punch

I need to know how to get this out on the locker rearend is there any other type of pin or bolt that retains the pin?

I have to opt out.

I am unsure on that one.

Another expert should be along shortly.

Please dont repsond to me as post will remian locked to me. Sorry could not help
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Eric
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Hi,

Nothing else holding it in. I have run into these before that seemed to be welded in place. What I did was soak the ends with PB Blast, and then wrap a shop rag around the pinion pin in the middle and use channel locks on it to twist it back and forth as I pulled with channel locks to get it started out the end. Once I have about 2" out, I could slide it out by hand the rest of the way.


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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
mine has a metal block with the pin through it and the locker mechanisim next to that i cant even see the pin
Hi,

sorry, missed the part about being a locking differential.

On this, the pin only should slide out partway until the block hits the carrier. The turn the rear end until the pin hits the housing. Then you use a screwdriver to align the clip with the thrust block and pull out

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
mine doesnt look like this it has a ratchet mechainism with 2 bars and springs i just need to get the ceter pin out so i can slide the axles in to get clips off
Customer reply replied 5 years ago
Relist: Other.
unique situation
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Did the full length of the locking pin come out? If any portion of this pin is broken off and left inside the pinion shaft then the pinion shaft will not come out.

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago

i got the full locking pin out

it was broke ,but i got the piece inside of the pinion shaft out with a magnet

There may just be a burr on the end of the pinion shaft from the pin being broken. There is nothing else that secures the pinion shaft into the differential carrier. Use a hammer and punch to drive the pinion shaft out of the differential carrier.
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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
i have tried that and i cant get it to move no more than about a half inch in either direction it moves loosely
Pull out on both drive axles and then try again, in case one of the axle ends is inhibiting movement of the shaft. This should not be the case however. You may just need to drive it one direction, then the other until it moves out far enough.
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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
i pulled out on axles and have used a punch with a sledge and its not moving is it going to mess anything up if i just keep beatin the living 'you know what" out of it?
It will not harm anything else to keep beating the pinion shaft out of the carrier. It will eventually hit the inside of the differential housing, so watch for that.
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