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Bearing Preload Question - Working right now

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by randy88k5, Sep 10, 2005.

  1. randy88k5

    randy88k5 1/2 ton status

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    I am on the final phase of the D60 ARB install. I did not change the gears. They are 4.56. Everyhting has been working out pretty well. I am able to get the carrier in and out without a seperator. OK...

    I have the carrier in, and I measured the final endplay. I got around 0.012". I need to know the desired bearing preload to add to the shim pack. I have not found the recommended carrier bearing preload specs for the D60 in a quick search.

    I saw the figure 0.008-0.010" of preload somewhere. I made a shim pack of 0.020" (0.012+0.008), but that does not seem to make it too tight in the case. I cannot get a feeler gauge in there anymore, which means its pretty tight. I gently tapped it into place with a copper hammer, but it did not require any forcing. Should I add more shims or is that good enough? Is that the wrong spec?

    Thanks in advance...
     
  2. Guss

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    you just put new bearings and seals???
     
  3. randy88k5

    randy88k5 1/2 ton status

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    Yes, new everything.

    But Im still on the setup bearing right now. The one on the ring gear side. That was a new bearing before I ground it down (broke the old ones getting em off). I took a gear contact reading. Im gonna post em in a new thread in a few minutes...
     
  4. Guss

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    i set mine to specs 10 x's every thing is good but still have gear howl so be careful. next time in just gonna have it done!!
     

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