Today I did not get as much done as I wanted...seems to be the story of this XJ. Everything on it, hardware wise, is rusted and unhappy. I have some special pullers / installers on order for the diff bearings and axle seals since what I have will not work. I saw some videos and the NAXJX how-to but since I am doing this alone it was not possible to keep stuff square driving in the axle seals.
I pulled the passenger side lower control arm off the axle, all good. Then I tried to remove it from the frame as I have new bushings in transit. Nut came off, no issues. The bolt, not so much. I tried to beat it out, no luck. I used my ball joint press, moved it about an inch. I cannot spin it out nor beat it. Any suggestions?
I took the time to clean the diff cover up and shot a coat of primer on it. I am going to paint it gray...different and I can see leaks.