early Gator Turf rear axle removal


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vin: VGOTURF016783 Anyone know the trick to removing rear axle to replace bearing & seal? I see internal snap rings in the image but how would you get to them with axle flange in the way? Then I guess a slide hammer to pull the axle with bearing? Or out of the bearing? I guess I could take a plasma cutter & enlarge the brake plate mounting access hole but I shouldn't have to do that. axle.jpg