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Front Differential Repair Pig removal.

Rob Dein

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I’ve been chasing a moaning sound from the front drive train for a week now. I can’t figure this out.
I pulled out the half shaft drove it- noise still there
Replace both wheel bearings again (replaced in 2018) drove it noise still there.
Pulled both CV’s drove it-noise gone.
What’s left? The Diff!
I’m going to assume that after 161k miles the bearings are probably bad.
After removal of the diff and cover I’m lost. I don’t want to replace the whole assembly as this would be an easier option.
HOW DO YOU GET THE PIG OUT?.
 

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I see at least 1 of the carrier caps is removed. when both are removed you just pull the carrier out of the housing.
there is a pre-load on the bearings, pull hard. the drivers side CV and pass side half shaft need to be removed first.
 

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Both are removed. Does the splined shaft on the passenger side have any retainer clips? Or does it just pull out.
 

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Got it figured thanks
 

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