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205 t case ??'s

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by wayne, Nov 11, 2001.

  1. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    205 t case ??\'s

    I am switching to a 400/205 in my 89 and my 205 is a slip yoke and I need to change it to a fixed yoke. I need to know if this is a do it yourself deal or do I need any special tools to do it.

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  2. DaveDave

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    Re: 205 t case ??\'s

    very easy job the only hard part of the swap is to repack the needle bearing with grease so the do not fall when you put the shaft back in the case.
     
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    Re: 205 t case ??\'s

    So I don't need anything special then? I didn't think is was that hard of a job but just want to be sure.


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    Re: 205 t case ??\'s

    You don't need any special tools, but getting the thick snap ring off the old slip yoke output shaft posed a little (read: frustrating) problem for me. There was a snap ring that had to be removed in order to get the rear housing off of the slip yoke shaft (I used that housing because it was clocked differently for the speedo sensor than the fixed yoke......and I don't know why). I tried spreading the snap ring like I usually do (two thin flat bladed screwdrivers or some snap ring pliers). This was the kind of snap ring/c-clip with no holes (just angled edges) and was thick and hard to open up. I bent a couple of pairs of regular snap ring pliers before visiting one of my mechanic friends who had a tool for this. It was a pair of spreaders with flat faces machined on the end. Used those and it was off in seconds. The whole deal took me a couple hours (that's with going to see my friend), but could be done in 60-90 minutes. If you do it while it's still mounted in the truck, you will want a flexible magnet to get the roller bearings that WILL fall into the case (and grease to hold them during re-assembly). It isn't a hard job or overly complicated, but it can be frustrating. You should be able to do it no problem, just set aside some extra time for Mr. Murphy.

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    Well I should have it made then since everything will be sitting on the workbench.

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