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need help with front diff fast

ok truck is an 02 4x4. i cant get the middle diff cover bolt outno because of the crossmember, any tips or ideas? gotta put new sealant on it cuz its grinding and leaking. thanks
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Drop it.
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gotta drop it man.
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lame... im on thhe side road by my apartment with a bottle jack...
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Still gotta drop it if you wanna pop the cover off to gain access.
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Y is the dif spinning anyhow?
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^^^Because Ford had so many problems with the old centrifugal hubs, then the PVH hubs, that they just did away with unlocking hubs altogether in 2001(or so). And why not, gas was only like $1.25/gal when they did this so who really cared about that 1/2 MPG loss caused by spinning those axles and front driveshaft. Keeps the price of the vehicle down too.
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You can drop it by just taking off the passenger side stuff. You don't have to take both sides apart.
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