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M20 axle shaft removal?
I sandblasted and POR-15'd a bunch of parts for my wife's Scrambler recently. While doing this, I noticed that one of the outer axle dust shields had rusted through, and I must have packed the interior full of sand while blasting shields. It's the AMC 20 rear axle.
Looking at the parts assembly, I figured I could remove the axle shaft and hub assembly as a unit by removing the 4 nuts that hold the bearing retainer/backing plate to the axle tube, but that didn't release the axle shaft.
My question is, do I have to seperate the hub from the axle shaft to remove the axle shaft, or was I on the right track and just need to force it out?
Bob in MA