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Re: FRT AXLESHAFT SEAL REPLACEMENT
It would be impossible to dislodge the inner seals with the differential still in the housing.
Are you leaking gear oil out the tubes? Thats about the only reason to mess with seals unless your doing a total rebuild. If that is the case, the differential will have to come out, but the pinion can stay in.
However, be extremely careful not to knock the sand, rust and junk into the housing when removing and re-installing the seals. I got a long copper bar and used it as a punch to help change the seals.
Of course if you pull the differential the standard warnings apply-mark the carrier bearing caps, use proper torque values, et al...
Bob in Ma