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10bolt Ring and Pinion Help!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Liberator, Sep 8, 2001.

  1. Liberator

    Liberator 1/2 ton status

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    I'm currently trying to swap out my 3.08s in the 10 bolt up front to match the 3.73s in my 14 bolt. I'm having problems getting the ring gear off the carrier! Any suggestions besides taking it to a shop with a press?

    Bo

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  2. ftn96

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    WEll, after you have the ring gear bolts removed. (They are reversed threds by the way, case you didn't know that) then uou should be able to take a dead blow hammer or rubber mallet and knock it off working it all the way around to get yourself a gap between the gear and the seat on the carrier. Then you can use flat head screw drivers to pry it up or down whichever way your waorking on this thing and it should come right off. Make sure you dont let it hit the ground. Might chip a tooth.

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  3. dyeager535

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    Loosen the bolts. (were these reverse threaded? I know the cars are) Loosen the bolts JUST so the head is off the carrier. Pound on each bolt across from each other, just like tightening lug nuts. Keep loosening the bolts as the gear works its way down. you don't have to get it too far down before it will just fall off.

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    Yes they are reverse thread. And, the lip on the diff that is holding the ring gear is only about 1/8". So, you don't have far to drop before the ring gear will be loose. Then, just finish removing the bolts and remove the gear.

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