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broken spider gear teeth bad?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stretch67, Sep 22, 2004.

  1. stretch67

    stretch67 1/2 ton status

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    was helping a buddy do the rear brakes on a 14 bolt sf rear. upon pulling the rear cover i noticed chunks around the magnet under the ring gear. looked like gear teeth. carrier is a gov-lock. the lh spider gears have broken teeth, about 3/16" on three of them. i know thats really bad but i don't know enough about gears and stuff to tell him how bad. we resealed the cover and put new gear oil back in and finished the brake job. ? is will his rear destroy itself real quick? i told him to be looking for another axle! any advice? thanks /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    I'd replace those spider gears before it tears up the ring and pinion.
     
  3. hawkeye649

    hawkeye649 1/2 ton status

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    Looks like good parts, good prices, and free tech. Doesn't get better than that! /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     
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    Last I checked on side/pinion gears, they were so expensive that I figured another rear axle was a better option!
     
  5. mydnyte

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    I just lunched a Dana44 carrier in the front of my K20 and it was cheaper to buy a Dana limited slip unit than to buy a stock loaded carrier. The spider gears were the most expensive part.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    www.ring-pinion.com
    Looks like good parts, good prices, and free tech. Doesn't get better than that! /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif

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    Sure it does! Same parts, from a dealer of theirs, for cheaper. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     

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