Q: Problems removing Dodge Ram rear differential

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My car has 120020 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The instructions for removing the rear differential assembly for your truck as follows: * Position the vehicle on a hoist (or jack stands) * Position a support under the axle assembly * Remove all the brake components * Remove the axle vent hose * Mark the driveshaft and flange, then remove the driveshaft * Remove the shocks * Remove the u-bolts * Remove the axle assembly from the vehicle

If you’ve done all of that correctly, the differential assembly should come right out. It is serviced separately from the leaf springs - they are not one unit.

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