Now, we begin to remove the caps.
Off comes the bearing cap! Pro tip: partially put the bolts in place but don’t screw them in. Then squeeze and wiggle to remove the bearing cap that is in there tightly.
Now, we remove the differential assembly.
We used the press to remove the pinion gear from the pinion flange and differential housing.
Here’s a closer look at the pinion gear, pinion bearing, and crush sleeve. Everything is still in pretty good condition even after years of abuse.