Use the following procedure to disassemble the axle
shaft and seal.
Use a hoist and Tooling (C) to position and support
the housing as shown.
Lift the housing approximately 2.54 cm (1 in). Place a
wooden block on top (splined end) of axle shaft (41),
and drive the axle shaft from the housing.
If necessary, use Tooling (D) to remove bearing (43)
and "cassette" seal (44) from the axle shaft.
Remove bearing cup (45) from the housing.
Remove bearing cup (46) from the other end of the
Inspect ring gear (47) for signs of movement. If
movement has occurred, the ring gear should be
If ring gear (47) has to be removed, install Tool (E)
beneath the ring gear. Remove the housing from
Tooling (A), and install the housing in a press with the
small end up. Use a solid rod to press on Tool (E) and
remove ring gear (47).