Originally Posted by 974x4Taco
You don't have to do all that to get the shaft out....look up the "camo" method.....you can get the shaft out of the front in ~10 mins.....seems worth it
If the cone washers haven't been off in a while on the lockout and steering arm, it can be a lot longer than 10 minutes, unless you bring an air chisel, torch, pb blaster, and some luck. The 'true' Camo method requires that the axle is already set up for it, without running the snap rings on the outers.
The Toy front is about the worst case of axles for this thing, as there's no easy/clean/fast way to pull them apart and verify whats inside.
This one seems similar to a case that someone complained about a few months back on axles not having what they advertised: Buyer should have checked, so they had their chance and didn't, and Seller seems to be crooked also. Fault on both sides, and serves as a lesson for others.
For me, deals end when you leave their property, or they leave yours, unless you have a specific arrangement in place. If you are selling, any reputable seller should be willing to verify parts they are selling, by having them open, or helping you open them. If you are a buyer, you need to verify, or accept the risk.