Disconnect battery cables from battery and disconnect shift cable. then apply wheel bearing
grease on shift cable or if electric shift the shift wire.
Remove 1/4 moon gear that is held on
with three 3/8 bolts.
Back off 1/4 inch bolts on side retainer plates on both sides by 2 full
turns (do not remove). One bolt holding ground wire will need to be removed.
Lift and support
out-drive and remove shift cable retainer clip located under intermediate ball gear held with one 5/16 bolt
Pry off rubber bumper and label split bearings left, right and top side, then remove slit bearing bolts.
Remove top oil fill screw and take top off exhaust housing cap (preys up with screw driver), note years 1978-1985
is held on by four 5/16 bolts. 1969-1977 is held on by five 1/4 inch bolts.