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attempting to install my detroit, got some questions //ONE LAST QUESTION\\

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by muddysub, Dec 29, 2002.

  1. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    attempting to install my detroit, got some questions //ONE LAST QUESTION\\\\

    first off YES i did a search and found this wich is very helpful but i have some questions that are stil kinda hazy. if it sounds like i'm asking really stupid questions, i am. i've never torn into a differential before and wanna know what i'm doing. i'm pretty mechanically inclined but when i've never done something before i get kinda nervous.

    where it says </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    The differential nuts can then be loosened. Pay close to attention on how many times each nut turns. 3 or 4 turns on each nut and the carrier should come out.

    [/ QUOTE ] "The differential nuts" are those parts with all the round holes in them that the 2 prong keepers are poking into, right?

    i have to remove the bolts holding the 2 prong keepers before removing the carrier, right? [​IMG] (the ones in the middle of the bearing caps in the pic.)
    stay tuned for up to the minuite updates and questions. thankyou.
     
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    <font color="green"> You are correct on both of your assumptions. The nuts that are menntioned are the adjusting collars, and the keepers should be removed before pulling the caps. Good luck! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif </font color>
     
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    yes, remove those bolts. The prongs go into the spanner nuts. You can use a pic or small punch and turn them. They are threaded into housing. those nuts on either side are used to "shift" carrier back and forth to set backlash. and those u bolt prongs hold the settings.
     
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    Yes....You remove the little bolts in the center of the bearing caps. Then remove the bearing caps, marking them as to their original location AND orientation. They need to go back in exactly the same place and direction they came from. The rings with the little holes are for setting preload on the bearings. Before you touch them, mark them with a paint pen or scratch so across them to a fixed point on the housing. You will simply back them off a couple of turns to release the preload on the carrier bearings. If you feel that you have to use a crowbar to remove the carrier, then you haven't backed them off far enough. You will also want to make note of how many turns you have backed them off so that you can return them to their original tightness (preload) after reinstalling the carrier.

    Hope that answer helps. /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    thanks guys! i'll keep you posted! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    well i got the carrier out and took notes along the way so i should be ok. mine looks like this right now. but it's all windy and i have no garage so i'm done for now.[​IMG]
     
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    Now thats clean! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    yep 2 big cans of brake cleaner clean!
     
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    ok last question. this wing nut, do i remove that after i get the carrier bolted together? [​IMG] i reach in through the bearing on the side of the carrier and remove it right? what will that do?
     
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    That's what I'm talking about! Ot's to bad we can't buy Brake clean by the Crate!!!!!! I use that stuff for everything!!!!!! Kills ants too!(Must use Lighter)! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    yeah we clean everything with it at work and we get it in 55gal drums. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Who do you get it from, I wonder if they deliver to residential places! For the Money I bet they would! I go through that crap like Gas in my 454!
     
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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    this wing nut, do i remove that after i get the carrier bolted together

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Yes. That wing nut hold two big washers in compression so that the springs in the detroit don't cause the whole locker to come apart.
    Put it in the carrier just like it is, install the ring gear and ring gear bolts, THEN remove the wing nut (through the carrier hole for the axleshaft, obviously) and remove the two big washers and the long bolt.
    Keep the bolt, two washers, and wing nut for future use if you ever need to take the carrier apart again.
    -- Mike
     
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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    Who do you get it from,

    [/ QUOTE ] we get it from ZEP.

    thanks TX mudder
     
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    okay one last question. when i took out the spiders and side gears, behind the side gears there are these wear plate washer thingies. do i remove themor leave them? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    Re: attempting to install my detroit, got some questions

    Remove them
     
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    well thanks. i guess i'll take it apart and remove them.
     
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    Those "wear plate washer thingies" are the thrust washers that the instructions tell you to remove. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    the instructions are in the suburban. /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     

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