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Randall C, ASE Master Tech
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Experience:  ASE Master, L1, 32 years, Diagnostic / Electrical Specialist
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I am trying to remove the rear axle on my 07 avalanche. i

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i am trying to remove the rear axle on my 07 avalanche. i have taken the c- clips out of the differential ,, but the axil wont slide out
JA: Are you fixing your Avalanche yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes\
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Randall C replied 7 months ago.

Hello, I am Randall. I am working on answering your question now, Please allow me a few min to reply. Meantime? you may see a popup for phone call, I do NOT send this, the system does, I would prefer to keep in chat/email however, at times a call may help. I can not send files or diagrams via phone so lets start out in chat/email and go from there. Back shortly, Thanks

Expert:  Randall C replied 7 months ago.

engine size and 4x4? or 2wd?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
3.5 liter 4x4
Expert:  Randall C replied 7 months ago.

Thanks, ***** *****

Expert:  Randall C replied 7 months ago.

3.5? do you mean 5.3 litre? I have to pull factory info and need as best accurate as possible. Thanks

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
5.3
Expert:  Randall C replied 7 months ago.

sending your info shortly. Thanks

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
u there?
Expert:  Randall C replied 7 months ago.

Ok, this is NOT uncommon as you will see. I know you have followed near each and every step in the repair however, on this axle design? they tend to not always slide right out, In that case? your options change. You can buy? rent? or try another method like long prybars etc to assist the axle removal , Now, the slide hammer tool shown you can get or rent at most parts stores. Not expensive,. I do not fully know why these can be tight all I know is the tool or options are needed when one does not slide out easily. I have attached a file link. It IS the factory repair information, Go to line #12 and #13 you will see what I mean. Here is the .pdf file link

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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
ok thanks
Expert:  Randall C replied 7 months ago.

you are welcome. It explains in the factory info I sent

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