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Damaged Axleshaft Splines

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5. Another fun surprise greeted us when we tried to remove the axleshafts from the housing and found them firmly wedged in place. If you have to pry out axleshafts, you can pretty much write off the housing. The seal surfaces of both shafts were galled and damaged, and the splines on the driver-side shaft had been eaten away by the hardened teeth of the Truetrac side gears.