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14 bolt crush sleeve

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by johnathan, Oct 22, 2005.

  1. johnathan

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    my question is where does the crush sleeve go,,,in between the bearings,,,or in between theyoke and the top bearing
     
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    another question do I press the top bearing on the shaft with the yoke
     
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    between the bearings
     
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    shouldn't need to "Press" in on, but it is ok to use the yoke to push it in the needed amount
     
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    Tap the outer bearing on with a hammer or something, but dont mess up the splines on the pinion. Have fun crushing the sleeve. We use a press at work. Maybe you can take it to a local shop and theyll set it all up for you.
     
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    I used a 3/4" drive impact to crush it. Had a guy tell me that they (his shop) don't use crush sleeves. They cut tubing to use as a spacer, just a hair shorter than the used sleeve and shim to get the proper preload. Said they do this esp. in their drag race applications. Anybody ever hear of this?
     
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    never heard of using tubing, but that is called a solid spacer sleeve
     
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    There's kits like this for a Ford 9" and others. Makes sense to use where you might be changing ratios often.
     
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    Appreciate the help.Iwas sure the the sleeve had to go between the bearings ,only way that makes since,my dad on the other hand did'nt so I'd a
    sk someone who's sure to know.Yeah that sleeve is a pain in the a@#.Did'nt have the right tools so we went through five half inch pull handles and two rachets.It's all together with that fresh detroit.Man what a DAY! :D
     

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