Working on a 97 Impreza and in the middle of changing the axle. The last time someone did an axle job they deformed (somehow) the retaining pin. It took some time but was able to get most of it out. When I gave it a good yank it came free but I ended up pulling a six inch gear shaft out of the differential along with the axle (driver side).
I got the rest of the pin out but a little concerned about the differential shaft. Anything magical about reinstalling that I should be aware of?