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I am removing my manual locking hubs and I can’t get the locking body off. Removed locking cap, inner snap ring, outer retention ring. It looks like it is stuck on the outer axle shaft splines as there is a sharp raised edge from damage. I just want to know if this is normal before getting in there with a dremel and filing it down

For the record this truck has been abused for the better part of 24 years and the hubs were seized in the locked position.

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Ok, well then i believe your on the right path in regards to damage being the cause of it being stuck. It shouldnt be that difficult to get them off and it does look like it has some pretty impressive wear on it.
 

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Put the cap almost back on and use it as leverage to get the lockout out. I've used pry bars against the lockout and hub to get them out before. Use a center punch on the axle shaft to get it moving, they are dime a dozen, so even if you have to break it apart, NBD.
 
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Put the cap almost back on and use it as leverage to get the lockout out. I've used pry bars against the lockout and hub to get them out before. Use a center punch on the axle shaft to get it moving, they are dime a dozen, so even if you have to break it apart, NBD.
Worked just like you said! I used a pry bar and 4lb hammer on the cap. It cleaned up the splines on its way out too.
 

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Worked just like you said! I used a pry bar and 4lb hammer on the cap. It cleaned up the splines on its way out too.
Excellent, glad to hear it worked out for you!
 
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