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I tried removing the carrier today and had no luck.
I removed the axle shafts on both ends and driveshaft.
Removed the housing bolts except two.
The two were loosened to hold the housing when I pry it open.
The body shop who restored my car used RTV gasket.
The carrier housing is stuck like glue on the axle housing.
I pounded the carried with a rubber mallet but did not budge.
Also used a screwdriver but cannot get to separate the carrier housing.
BTW, tried using a propane torch to soften the RTV but did not work too.
I do not want to leave the propane torch too long or else the axle housing paint will peel.

Is there another way to remove the carrier housing?
 

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Did you get all the copper washers off? They will hold it on. RTV is not that strong, so that probably is not the problem. I would make sure the washers are off and then pound a screw driver in between the carrier and the housing. I have a heavy duty putty knife I use for this. One or two of those washers crushed will cause what you are describing.


Be prepared for the oil when it breaks loose.
 
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After making sure that the copper washers are off, apply light pressure under the yoke with a floor jack. Don't try to hard. If it doesn't work, use the putty knife.
 

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I forced a putty knife between the bolts. I had to go all the way around beore it poped loose. I almost learned a new word.
 

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Hi Neil,

Copper washers?? I did not see any copper washers when
I removed the bolts. Is it in the holes of the carrier?
How do you remove them?
I will try the putty knife to remove the carrier.
 

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The copper washers are under each of the nuts that hold the carrier in. They keep them from leaking. That is if they were not removed and tossed. When the nut is tightened they compress around the threads creating somewhat of another nut. They get very thin and with dirt/grease are hard to see.
 
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