- Jul 6, 2017
That means pulling the axles, correct?
I think @906UP pulled the whole thing all the way out and worked it on the bench.
Yes, I pulled the front diff first. Unbolt the clutch from the back of the diff (3 bolts, a 12mm ratchet wrench works awesome), remove the bottom bolt on the shocks and the bottom 2 control arm bolts, use a ratchet strap to hold the upper A arm up and give the axle a yank, it'll pop right out. Then a couple of sensors on the diff for the i4wd, 3 bolts on the diff and it comes out the front.That's what it sounded like to me also.
I'm assuming you already have the front bumper off but that's only a couple bolts each side. The diff will slide right out the front, then you can pull the front driveshaft with clutch attached out the front as well.
Probably seems like a lot of extra work but it's just a few bolts and I was done fighting that clip while standing on my head. Plus it gave me an opportunity to have a few beers and "bond" (as my wife calls it) with my buggy 😁