If axle shaft has some movement, it's probably the seal that's stuck in the axle housing bore.
A slide hammer might do the trick, but, even then, it may take quite a few tries.
Thank you for responding, I've tried the slide hammer and had a couple friends and my dad give it a try. Could there be a locking pin somewhere in rear diff. That Im missing?
A little of this jeeps history- I bought this Rubicon already lifted and on 35s. Beautiful jeep but i knew it needed some love!
Day 1 had issues with cooling system, i fixed that and drove 30,000 miles on it until bringing to a shop for bearings and seals and clutch job. Rear passenger starting to make some noise.
That shop called me and said they couldn't get rear axle drivers side out. They said it was bent 1/2 inch into the rear diff. They said I needed to get new rear end on jeep because there was a pin that was lose in the gears and drivers rear bent axle.
I am just learning my jeep and how to fix it but figured they were trying to get money out of me because I thought if my axle was bent it would wear on my tire differently or make noise, be bouncy atleast or wobble. None of that.. I've gone another 20,000 since they said don't drive it, you'll flip it if you go highway speeds..
Facts- I've somehow broke/lost 2 pin locks on front passenger side sway bar within last year and just had the lugs bust on my 2 inch spacers-Rear passenger side- last weekend.
I figured that since I've got tires off anyways to put new spacers I should see about pulling the axle I was told was bent..It is stuck for sure.
Any thoughts or ideas?