I need to change my rear axle bearings.

The GM Service Manual has special instructions to "remove the pinion shaft from the case on vehicles without a locking differential" or "with a locking differential remove the shaft part way and rotate the case until pinion shaft touches the housing".

My question is how do I know if I have a locking differential??

ANY advice or helpful tips would be greatly appreciated!! Thank u in advance!!

I have a 1996 V8 5.7L, 4L60E, 10-bolt, 3.42 gear ratio, & 8.5" rear end (I'm fairly certain on that last part).

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Last edited by Falsekracks; September 06th 2017 9:01 pm.