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14bff locker ID

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by big83chevy4x4, Feb 11, 2005.

  1. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    my buddy bought a 78 c30 and we noticed that the yoke on the diff moved alot more than it should. we pulled the cover today and it was a open carrier, but instead of seeing gears in the little windows, we saw a big ass spring.

    is this a detroit? lockrite? or what?

    also on the yoke movement, the backlash is correct, but what is causeing the movement? is it the splines on the axles wore out or is the locker something to do with it? it doesn't look normal.
     
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    why so much i wonder, but 1/4 turn is about what we are getting on the pinion. sweet :grin:
     
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    sounds like a detroit...however I bought a 14bff with an open carrier and some type of locker...but no spring is visible. I am guessing its most likely a detroit, but idk.
     
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    Click on the link in my sig. Then click on the "Technical" link that will be on the left of the page. There you will find an exhaustive explanation of how lockers work and why the Detroit Locker creates so much slop at the pinion. :cool1:
     
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    wow that i s a huge read . cool
     
  8. big83chevy4x4

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    thanks, ill get to reading that.
     

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