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Case spreader and spindle nut socket only special tools for 14 bolt rebuild

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by afroman006, Jan 4, 2004.

  1. afroman006

    afroman006 1/2 ton status

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    Started taking the 14 bolt apart the other day and got hung up on getting the hubs off and differential out. I think I need a case spreader to get the diff out and I know I can get the spindle nuts off with a screwdriver but I figure if I can get a socket I might as well. Are these the only special tools I need for the job? Thx
     
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    No case spreader needed on a 14 bolt, there are adjusters outboard of the carrier bearings that can be loosened to relieve tension holding the carrier in.
     
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    No case spreader needed on a 14 bolt, there are adjusters outboard of the carrier bearings that can be loosened to relieve tension holding the carrier in.

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    I second that. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Cool, what do they look like and how do I loosen them? Do yall recomend the screwdriver trick or using the correct socket? Thx
     
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    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    get the socket you'll need it every time you want to check/replace bearings, and to get the right torque /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif $28 at Shucks
     
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    Does a FF use a 6 prong socket? I can't remember what i used to take mine apart as it was over two years ago.
     
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    Some are 4 prong and others are 6 prong.
     
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    Re: Case spreader and spindle nut socket only special tools for 14 bolt reb

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    No case spreader needed on a 14 bolt, there are adjusters outboard of the carrier bearings that can be loosened to relieve tension holding the carrier in.

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    Before you loosing them make sure if you are using the same carrier that you mark the postion of the adjusters that way you get the same set up as before and also mark them left and right side to and count how many times revolutions you turn them too it will make re setting it that much better..... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I think my socket was like $21 from napa and woth every penny try to keep it off the impact gun though they tend to wear out the teeth on them /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    Every 14bolt FF ive taken apart has be 6 and ever 10bolt front has been 4 I think there all this way
     
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    I use this combination socket made by Lisle. I think I paid around $20 for it a year ago. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I've got a similar socket that I bought off a Mac Tools truck several years ago. I love it! It means one less big, heavy socket to carry in the trail tool box. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I use this combination socket made by Lisle. I think I paid around $20 for it a year ago. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    That's great!! I wonder if we've got it at work? /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    I use this combination socket made by Lisle. I think I paid around $20 for it a year ago. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    That's great!! I wonder if we've got it at work? /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

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    I got mine at Farm & Fleet....not sure if you have those in Chicagoland. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    No case spreader needed on a 14 bolt, there are adjusters outboard of the carrier bearings that can be loosened to relieve tension holding the carrier in.

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    That makes me happy. Just did the r&p and locker in my dana 69 with out a case spreader. Talk about a pain in the a$$. Still have to do the 14 bolt. But the light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter and brighter.
     
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    I use this combination socket made by Lisle. I think I paid around $20 for it a year ago. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    That's great!! I wonder if we've got it at work? /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

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    I got mine at Farm & Fleet....not sure if you have those in Chicagoland. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

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    Blain's Farm and Fleet? /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif They have one by my mom's house, I used to work there. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Blain's Farm and Fleet?

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    Yup! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    We have no Schucks here where esle can I get it?
     
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    Schucks is part of the Checker, Schucks, Kragen chain, so you may have one of the others in your area. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    Actually we dont. We have pep-girls, auto-zone, Hi/lo/O'riley and napa.
     
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    Pep Boys carries Lisle tools. Take in the part number, just in case they need to order it for ya. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     

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