4. Removing the U-joint
With the three Bearing Carrier Bolts removed the u-joint and axle will now slide out (picture left) of the axle tube.
Remove the 4 clips from the u-joint. The clips are located on the inside of the yokes.
After removing the C-clips the u-joints will have to be pounded out using a socket as a punch or press them out with a u-joint press tool.
To install the u-joints back into the yokes, remove two of the u-joint caps (opposite of each other) and pass the shaft through the yoke ear and put the cap back on. Press or hammer the u-joint back through and put the other cap on. When the u-joint is centered between the two yoke ears both C-clips will go back on. C-clips must be put on with the open side of the C-clip towards the yoke because of a lip on the yoke. Repeat the procedure for the other yoke.
Re-assemble everything in reverse order. When sliding the axle back in rotate it to get the splines of the axle to line up inside the housing. If the axle is not lined up the assembly will not go back together correctly and could damage components.