I have a couple different ball joint forks like in the first link. The biggest I have will just start over the shaft. I think it’s the biggest I have seen in a parts store. It was a little hard on the thrust washer because I couldn’t drive it straight in.

That axle removal fork looks promising and appears easier to use than the slide hammer axle puller I own. I may have to add that one to the collection.

Transfer case is on hold. Napa won’t have a replacement bearing for me until Wednesday. The other parts store in town may have one but I prefer to buy from the locally owned stores and a day or 2 isn’t going to hurt the project any. I trashed the cage on the bearing I had to remove when I clamped the bearing separator onto the shaft.