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The axle shaft on these cars is held in place by a retaining plate. Four bolts hold the retaining plate to the axle housing, and the axle, bearing, and retaining plate come out after the removal of four nuts behind the backing plate. Unlike newer design axles, there are no "C" clips holding the axle shaft to the inside of the differential; C1's use the retaining plate design. With the four bolts out, it's usually necessary to use a slide hammer to pull the axle shaft out, since the bearing is usually a snug fit in the axle housing.