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a "wtf" moment..

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Blazn83, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. Blazn83

    Blazn83 Registered Member

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    So, the nut goes ontop of the drive shaft yolk (not in pic), which pushes onto the bearing, and crushes the sleeve (where my finger is), or am I wrong?
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    I put my breaker bar, with a 6 foot pole on it for more leverage, and not even a sign of crushing (pic was taken after attepmting to crush with breaker bar & 6 foot pole)

    Am I missing something here? I mean...wtf?!
     
  2. Chevy305

    Chevy305 6 Lug 14bsf Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    It takes quite a bit of force to start the initial crush on the crush sleeve. I know a lot of guys actually put it in a press and do it that way just to get it started because once its started it goes one hell of a lot easier. I did mine with my impact wrench.
     
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    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    X2 to what he said
     
  4. blazinzuk

    blazinzuk Buzzbox voodoo Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    You wont' be able to see the crush just feel it. The yoke will get harder to turn.
     
  5. sgarrison

    sgarrison 1/2 ton status

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    I had to "start" the crush on mine in a 20 ton press. My impact (600ft.lbs.) still had some trouble with it. One thing to watch out for is an impact socket is kinda thick, I had to grind a taper in mine in order to keep the socket from binding in the yoke.
     
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    85mudbogger 1/2 ton status

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    if that sleeve is the old one and has already been crushed u must flaten it back out to reuse it or it will not work, just take a bfh and start tapin it around and u will see it start to flatn out, then u can reinstall it, i have reused old ones with no problems, also my dad has been rebuilding rears, starting on semis and taught the guy that runs custom diffs in missouri if u have ever heard of him, has had a 72 blazer in petersons, and thats were i learned that u could reuse them, before that i wouldnt have lmao
     

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