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Any special tools needed to work on 10b

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 84CUCV, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. 84CUCV

    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    I ask this because i need to tare two down so i can have them regeared. All i have is basic hand tools.
    what else do i need? thx mike
     
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    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    You'll need to fab up a tool to hold the yoke while you undo and tighten the pinion nut. A dial gauge for setting up back lash. A dail or beam type torque wrench capable of measuring down to 5 in/lbs and a big torque wrench for all other fasteners.
    Think that's about it.
     
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    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Im not doing the gears myself. i dont have a place or the know howto do it. All i need to do is to take them down to all that is left is the ring and pinon in there. having a shop do it. thx mike
     
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    There is a really cool tool that you need kind of expensive, its called Dana 60 cure all the 10 bolts ills :D:D
     
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    yea, if i had the cash for one more i would....wish i could
     
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    just basic hand tools will get the axleshafts out. Maybee a pick and snap ring pliers for the front end hub/ lockouts ( i use a skrewdriver, allen wrench that fits, and pick) a hub socket, and a 10mm/ 3/8ths allen for the caliper bolt. Once the axleshafts are out, the pumpkin with gears is all thats left. If your not messing with the ball joints, youll be fine with regular hand tools. I highly recommend a touque wrench for re assembly though.
     
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    didnt think i would need a touque wrench ok thx
     
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    wow, does that look hard. never done anything close to that. thx
     
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    You bet.:D
     
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    going to be a while before i have the know how to do that.
     
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    If you decide to tackle it, there's a few of us that can talk you through it.
    I decided it was still less work and money to stay with my 10Bs, the biggest reason being I don't break my stuff, and 34s are big enough.
    http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=181935
     
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    ok i see, for now 10b will be ok for my 4spd truck on 35s. my m1009 will get the 1 tons and 28s.
     
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    38s, or maybe 48s?:haha:
    Part of my specs is I'm running a TH350. But lately I been thinking I've been lucky in that I have a LockRight in the front and NoSlip in the rear. I'm thinking they act as a fuse. I haven't seen any discussions along those lines.
     
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    meant 38s. Overall was it hard for you to do? How much $$$ in tools did you need? thx
     
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    Like I said in the thread, diffs were about the only thing automotive I hadn't done over the years. Because of that, I still had some curiousity.
    I didn't keep track of the new tool(s) $$$. A lot of the tools I already had. I improvised, like the HiLift as a bar to torque the nut, etc. Rough estimate, $300 for the extra tools I didn't already have that are specific for the job, like 0-25 in. lbs. torque wrench, or the large sockets and the breaker bar(3/4 drive).
    I'd be very reluctant to trust that work to a drive in work order.
     
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    ok thx
     

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