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14 bolt ring gear tightening

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ironnut, May 22, 2005.

  1. ironnut

    ironnut Registered Member

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    Putting a detroit in my 14ff and need to torque the ring gear bolts to 120lbs but problem is with the carrier out of the axle I cannot get the bolts torqued without turning the hole thing. I might try it when the carrier is back in the axle housing. SO for now I just set my impact wrench on high and tighteneg them. WHat did you all do to get them torqued? I also tried putting a pry bar to hold the carrier but did not want to damage anything.
     
  2. CyberSniper

    CyberSniper 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    For small carriers I put them in a vice. For big carriers I put them in the press.
     
  3. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    Just do it with it back into the carrier, its alot easier. :)
     

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