heh, you happen to have a limited slip axle, that is a preload spring. after you pull the crosspin out grab a hammer and a punch and just tap it out of the diff. then you can push in the axle and get the c-clip out. when you go to reinstall it, get the axle and c-clip all back in, then grab a pair of vice grips and compress the spring back down as much as you can and tap it back into the diff, then slip the crosspin back in and put the retaining bolt in.if you can manage to tap the spring out just enough to get the c-clip then do that and it will be easier to get the spring back in place if it isn't totally removed from the spider gears. but yea, after you slip out the crosspin the spring just taps out.
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