How to remove front axles- replace seals at diff housing 2003 Denali

Discussion in 'GM Powertrain' started by althewelder, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. althewelder

    althewelder New Member

    2003 Denali front diff seals

    I am trying to replace the R/H seal inboard of the inner CV joint. I removed the bolts holding the aluminum axle housing to the diff. it moved a 1/4 inch and stopped. I then removed the bolts from the diff housing same scenario. can't get it apart. Any help is appreciated.

  2. ippielb

    ippielb Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Take your wheel off, then in the center of your wheel bearing there is a dust cap, find a thin screw driver and pry around it, and pop it off, making sure not to damage the dust cap, because it needs to be a tight seal to keep the dust out duh lol. There is a CV axle nut on it. It's a rather large diameter, unbolt it, and your CV axle will slip right out! Hope this helps.
  3. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Welcome to the club. Its alot to explain here how to replace the axle SEAL. Buy a Hayne's manual ( about $25.00 at AutoZone) and it shows and explains how to do it.

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