Yesterday I started off my day by pulling the rear end out and putting it on some stands out in the driveway. I pulled the cover to confirm that this is a TracLoc rear end, which is what Ford calls their limited slip gear set.
I then pulled the break bracket, rotor, and dust shield off the rear end. All of this was to allow me to pull the axles out of the rear end.
Next I pulled the center pin out of the spider gears and pressed in the axles to clear the c-clip on the end of the axles. I pulled the clips which allowed me to pull the axles from the housing. Then I put the pin back in place.
I pulled the axles because I knew the axle shaft seals were leaking and needed to be replaced. When I pulled them I figured that with the bearings being right there I might as well replace them too.
When I left to go to work today I noticed that the front pinion seal was leaking as well. So today I ordered a new pinion seal, two new axle bearings and new axle seals. I would be installing them tonight but we have our church small group meeting tonight so I will not have the time.