Originally Posted by Border Dave
X2. I helped a friend put a locker similar to an Aussie in the front of his TJ a while back. The carrier was really a bear to get out. We tried prybars, but the space in there is very limited. We ended up using a ratcheting strap. We attached one end to the bumper and the other around the carrier and cranked down on it. When it popped out, I wasn't quite ready for it, so it hit the ground and damaged one of the bearings. Don't let that happen to you, whatever technique you use. It probably should have used a case spreader, but I was advised against it.
I got mine out by stuffin a rag behind the ring gear and turning the driveshaft, after stuffing it a couple times it popped out