View Full Version : Question about removing j30 diff?

04-23-2008, 01:25 PM
i was wondering if anyone knows what size socket is needed for the big nut so i can get the spindle off and get to the axle on this j30...i found one at a junk yard for 90 bucks with only 40k miles on it!!! any help is good....thanks alot

04-23-2008, 01:28 PM
There is no spindle on the back of a J30. It's called an upright. And the nut you're referring to is on the hub.

And it's 36mm, which you could have found with three seconds of research.

04-23-2008, 01:34 PM
well thanks for the help....its at a junkyard and i have to pull it myself....

04-23-2008, 01:37 PM
would you happen to know if there is any way to get the car in neutral without the key? so i can spin the driveshaft to remove the bolts?

04-23-2008, 06:02 PM
there should be a little notch you can depress on the shifter that allows for it. I've not seen a J30 for a while, so i'm nut sure if its located there. Depress it and shift down.

04-23-2008, 09:11 PM
ya i know of the main thing you use to move into any gear but i tryed that so i think i may need the key....thanks for the help