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Once the axles are free, the driveshaft is disconnected at the pumpkin and moved aside. We left the other end in the transmission to avoid fluid leaks. It's advisable to mark the flanges before removal to avoid inducing possible vibration issues. After the centersection's retaining nuts are removed from the housing studs, the case is carefully pried away from the housing and drained. Once empty, the gearcase was taken over to the bench and set in a support fixture.