Hello again.You may know from another thread I am in the midst of replacing my rear differential yokes and all six universal joints in my 68 vette. I have removed the half shafts, the two ridiculously difficult bolts the attach the differential cover to the cross frame cross member and all the bolts around the differential cover. I have drained the case as well – how do I pull the cover off? Seems like its stuck on pretty good – should it pull down or out towards the rear of the car and then down? Can I tap on it or pry it apart without damaging anything?
Vette(s): 1969 daytona conv. all original 350 350 380 4 sp w/air..and hard top
I haven't done one of these yet but I have seen them apart..I have rebuilt many other diffs..just not this one..If it has never been apart before it does take a few hits with a plastic dead blow hammer to get it seperated..if it has been apart and the silicone gods have been there it will take a few more hits,,,just take your time and make sure all the bolts are out..I wouldn't pry on it to much.
Vette(s): 70 LT1 coupe, 69 350 HP coupe, 69 390HP 427 coupe, 71 LS5 convert, 85 coupe, 93 coupe
You can put a fair amount of prying pressure on it. It doesn't have pegs or anything to require moving in a certain direction. You might try tapping a putty knife into the joint to break the seal, then prying apart.
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