Recently had the rear differential self destruct on my 98 Rav4. It has the all wheel drive/automatic trans/4cyl setup. I have acquired a replacement along with new mounts and getting ready to make the change. I have looked all over the internet as well as this forum for any help for this upcoming repair. I am wondering if I need to pull the rear axles or if I can just disconnect the mounts and the axle on the pumpkin and get It out without pulling the hubs etc. looks like if I pull it straight back it might disconnect from the axles without taking anthing else loose. If anyone has done this repair in the past, I would love to hear from you and hear your comments. thank you.