Download Traction-Lok 8.8 Axle Disassembly 1. Remove the differential case; refer to Differential Ring and Pinion procedure in this section. 2. Remove the 10 ring gear bolts. 3. Remove the ring gear. 1. Insert a punch in the bolt holes. 2. Drive the ring gear off. 4. NOTE: The speed sensor ring cannot be reused once removed. Remove the speed sensor ring. 5. Use 2-Jaw Puller and Step Plate to remove the differential bearings. 6. WARNING: DUE TO THE SPRING TENSION, CARE MUST BE USED WHEN REMOVING THE DIFFERENTIAL CLUTCH SPRING. Remove the differential clutch spring (4214). 7. Remove the differential gears. 1. Remove the two differential pinion gears. 2. Remove the two differential side gears. 3. Remove the two thrust washers. Assembly 1. Install the differential side gears.