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Broke a tooth off a spider gear

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by zcarczar, May 17, 2005.

  1. zcarczar

    zcarczar 1/2 ton status

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    Broke a tooth off a spider gear in my front ARB. Should I run it?
     
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    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    ARB? I am confused. Though i will admit i don't know much about ARB's internally, i did not even know they had spider gears
     
  3. 1977k5

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    ARB's have spider gears (about the only thing that makes them weaker than a detroit), they use the compressed air to lock one of the side gears, thereby locking the differential. I would replace it, assuming you already found the tooth in your diff (before it blew up the R&P :shocked: ), it will cause problems down the road. Better to replace a $25 (guessing) spider gear than a whole new ARB, diff, install, etc.
     
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    Thatks for the info on the guts of the ARB. I will have to look into that and educate myself a little bit
     
  5. zcarczar

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    Yeah, during a little more investigation I found another broke tooth on the same gear. So I will be replacing it now.
     

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