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Avalanche axle seal replace

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by Geddy6, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. Geddy6

    Geddy6 New Member

    Hi:
    I am Geddy6:
    I am a Waterwaste Water plant technician and accomplished musician. I own a 2006 Avalanche. I live in Bobcaygeon Ontario Canada.
    The problem I am having is this. I have to replace the rear axle seal and bearing. I have taken off both rotors, drained differential oil, removed 7mm bolt that holds the retaining bolt, rotated the differential so the area that allows the "C" clips to fall out when the axle is pressed in towards the differential. When I press the axle in the"C" clips will not fall out so I can remove the axle. I noticed a block inside the differential between the spider gears. Is this to be removed also or what should I do to take the axle out? It's going down to minus six tomorrow so I would like to finish this fast. Any help is GREATLY appreciated.
    Thank-you

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