Simply put, you have to move the axle back through the hub to remove it. If its still attached at the differential, you're not going to have enough space to move it. Also, you could potentially damage the differential if you pound on the axle to get it out of the hub.Kyllgore said:why would I need to take the axle out of the diff
just to get it out of the knuckle?
I need to separate the knuckle from the axle