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Axle Flange Removal

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Removing the axle flanges is the only somewhat difficult part of this swap. An impact wrench with a 11/4-inch socket is used to remove the pinion nut. You can do this with a breaker bar, but will have to keep the axleshafts from spinning and it will take a lot of gusto to break the nut free. Then you'll need a three-finger gear puller to free the flange from the pinion shaft.