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axle removal Q.

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by MTPockets, Jan 31, 2001.

  1. MTPockets

    MTPockets 1/2 ton status

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    i am converting to rear discs on my 12 bolt, i have an EATON posi and i need to pull the axles.

    Q: any tricks to removing the c-clips with this unit?

    i just cant see them.
    thanks,
    MTPockets.
     
  2. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Eaton Gov Lock or posi unit? If its anything like all the other GM diffs, you must remove the pinion shaft retaining bolt. to get to it, use a box end wrench. (5/16"?) If you spin the carrier, you will see the head of it, facing the passenger side of the truck. Once thats out, push the pinion shaft through the diff, until the axles are able to be pushed into the space once blocked by the pinion shaft. Then the C-clips will drop off. Due caution with the pinion shaft..if its in tight, and you push it through so it wedges on the pinion gear, you are going to have a hard time getting it out without pulling the whole carrier out.

    Dorian
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  3. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    Just to add a note to Dyeager.

    If I am not mistaken the last time I pulled the axles on my Gov-Lok equip rear, I just pulled the carrier center pin out completely and then push the axles in and pull the c-clips off wiht a pair of needle nose.

    Mike [​IMG]
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