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Carrier Removal, Clean Case

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Hi guys, bear with me as i'm not too familar with diff internals. I'm going to have my 12 bolt rebuilt, so i'm gonna tear it down, clean, paint, then send to a shop to get setup/rebuilt.

I have attached a 'sequence' to remove the carrier. Please correct me if i'm you see anything i should look out for

1) remove retaining bolt for cross shaft
2) With bolt removed, remove cross shaft to bump in axles to get to c-clips,remove c-clips,remove axles, re-install crossshaft and retainer bolt
3)Remove bearing caps(mark so they go back in the same), remove carrier assembly(shims too). Then remove wheel seals/bearings,ect

I think this will get me far enough so I can thoroughly clean the inside/outide of the housing, then paint,new bushings and send out to get rebuilt.

One more question! My vent is snapped off. Do i just drill out the old one? Where can I get a new one?


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What is the trickiest part about setting up a rear end? From my limited experience in just tearing down my 12 bolt I would have to guess it's setting the pinion up. It seems as though getting the ring gear situated wouldn't be difficult, it'd just be monotonous. Since I don't know I figured I'd ask.
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