> Hi Allen,
> Hammering like this should *only* be done after the axle is
> removed from
> the axle tube. The various manuals and books very carefully warn
> hammering on the end of the axle while it's installed. Doing so can
> damage the
> differential assembly. Even with it removed, some precautions need
> to be taken to
> protect the threads on the axle and be sure not to crack the axle.
> IMHO it's generally safer to remove with a puller or in a hydraulic
> Alan Myers
> San Jose, Calif.
The hammer is applied to the hub puller screw, which I thought was
clear and someone else indicated that they used the same method.
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