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I tried searching but my search doesn't seem to be working...
anyways i am having a hell of a time trying to get my pinion shaft out i removed the set bolt and after that ball my manual says is to remove pinion shaft... it is not stuck on the gears at all has a bit of movement but i just can't get the damn thing apart. ohh yes the set bolt came out whole aswell
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OHHHHH the centershaft bolt...
if its broken, your going to fight with it more getting it out rather than pulling and changing the entire axle section...you could use an angle drill and a easy out
but its a *****.
When and if you can get the bolt out of the cross pin .You will need to mike the cross pin hole to see if it is oval .If you can find any difference ,toss the carrier.These newer carriers are softer than the old ones. This also happens in fwd trans. When the hole distorts it lets the pin move and shear the bolt. I have seen the pin slowly walk out and mill a grove in the transmition case. If it happens in a rear diff it is alot more violent .