9 inch diff axle wont go back in
I am trying to re-fit the left hand axle of my XC type disk brake 9 inch diff. Axle was removed to inspect a leak of diff oil. I can get it in as far as the start of the bearing but no further. It is definitely in the splines as I can turn the opposite wheel with the axle. The manual is no help but shows that the clutch packs are splined to this side of the diff. Coauld somthing have slipped down and is stopping me from getting the axle in?? I dread having to remove the centre again, and it will prove difficult as the other wheel is up against a wall. I only planned on removing one axle. Has anyone had this problem before. I didnt have a scrap of trouble with my BW diff in 200000km and the 9 inch is a $600+ rebuild which has now done about 1500 km and leaked the whole time.
1978 XC Fairmont GXL, Emerald green, Jade Int. 351C, 750 VAC, C10, 9" LSD
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