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Third member removal problem

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by sport, Feb 22, 2003.

  1. sport

    sport

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    Hi guys,

    This is my first post over here. I have been watching the board for awhile now and have been really impressed with the information here. I have a 74' fj40 and I am having problems getting the third member to come out. I have removed the axle shafts and all of the nuts around the front of it. Is there anything else that is holding it on? Thanks in advanced,

    Sport
     
  2. ranger

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    Stick a screwdriver between the third and the housing and gently pry.
     
  3. beanz2

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    Put a jack under the third housing near the pinion, come back in an hour or two, the third should have separated some from the axle housing enough to pry with a long screwdriver.

    Dave
     
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    Yep, what they said. Just be real sure you really do have all the nuts off the housing, and axle shafts out...Alan
     
  5. FJ40Dude75

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    take a 10 lb maul and give it a couple good waks itll come off
     
  6. sport

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    Thanks a lot guys. I finally got it this morning. I used a 2x4 and large hammer. I think it was the original gasket.

    Sport