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Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 1999 - 2006 Discussion, Front Differential Removal Instructions Please??? in Cadillac Escalade Forums; Anyone have the instructions for removing the front differential? Seems pretty straight forward looking at it but I want to ...
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    crusher is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Front Differential Removal Instructions Please???

    Anyone have the instructions for removing the front differential? Seems pretty straight forward looking at it but I want to be sure before I begin.....

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    '49 Ford Coupe is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: Front Differential Removal Instructions Please???

    You didn't say why you want to remove the front differential, but I can assure you, unless you are a "semi-heavy duty" mechanic type, and have sufficient tools it is a BEAR to get it out. If your ring and pinion are wiped out, or just making noise, and you intend to replace them, I'd surely start shopping around and deciding to "bite the bullet" on having it done by a gear/driveline service company.

    I've been fooling with cars, built cars, worked on cars, and know what makes it "all work", but once I started watching some youtube vids of what it takes to replace the ring and pinion and bearings, I decided I'd go ahead and drop the $1,500 to "have it done".... and yes, I farted around too long and the bearings tore up the diff housing, and they had to get a replacement housing and everything... I could have saved about 500 bucks had I taken it in before it got that bad...

    So, go to YouTube and search for "differential rebuild" and then decide. Not only is the job "tough", but getting the gears adjusted is something that has to be learned. For the work effort, it HAS to be done correctly, or you will be taking it right back out again...

    Just sayin'.....

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    Re: Front Differential Removal Instructions Please???

    Not looking to rebuild it. I want to take it out though and have it rebuilt by someone else. Why is it a bear to get out? Looks fairly simple to remove as a unit....

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    Re: Front Differential Removal Instructions Please???

    Well, dang, get with it then ! !

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    Re: Front Differential Removal Instructions Please???

    Quote Originally Posted by '49 Ford Coupe View Post
    Well, dang, get with it then ! !
    That was helpful......

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    Re: Front Differential Removal Instructions Please???

    Hey Crusher, did you ever find a solution to your problem cause I am in the same boat,
    Everything is basically unbolted on my assembly but I don't have enough clearance on drivers side to clear the bracket and stabilizer bar.

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    Re: Front Differential Removal Instructions Please???

    remove the bar it will come out

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    Re: Front Differential Removal Instructions Please???

    Did anyone find any instructions on taking the front diff out? how hard was it to do? i need to do it on my 07 escalade, thanks

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    Joshkaz is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    It is removable without removing any steering components. Turn the wheel all the way left and it moves the steering link out of the way. Then let down the smaller side of the diff down first. It will come out. Just did it on a creeper.

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