3 With the axles out, the carrier barrier caps are removed. Be sure to mark which side and orientation the caps are removed from. Sometimes the factory will have marks cast into the caps, but it never hurts to mark them anyway. Like main bearing caps in an engine, the carrier bearing caps must be installed exactly how they were removed. Otherwise, you'll have a bear of a time setting the lash on the gears. After the caps are off, the carrier can be removed using a pry bar to coax it out of the bear races.