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Dana 60 cross shaft pin - how far to install?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by TX Mudder, Aug 4, 2003.

  1. TX Mudder

    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    I installed the lockrite in my 4.56+ Dana 60 carrier. Everything went pretty smooth since I started with a bare carrier.
    How deep am I supposed to install the cross shaft pin? I managed to drive it in so it was about in the middle as far as I could tell. The end was still sticking out of the carrier about 1/4 inch and it is pretty deformed, so I don't think I could get it in any farther. Is this OK?

    Also, how in the heck do you get one of the pins out? If I need to disassemble this in the future, how do I drive the pin out without deforming in in the hole and making it stay there forever?


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  2. Aquaman

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    There should be a set screw that holds the pin in... is there?

    To get it out, use a screw driver and a hammer... be careful.
     
  3. tarussell

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    I assume that you are talking about the roll pin that holds the center pin in the diff . Always use a new one if there is a question about it staying in place . It is held in by tension so Lock-tite should not be needed .
    As far as how far to set it , I always measure the roll pin and make sure that I have both ends sticking in the diff on each side of the pin equally . A center punch with a long nose on it usually works good to extract and install the roll pin.HTH , Tom
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    I assume that you are talking about the roll pin that holds the center pin in the diff . Always use a new one if there is a question about it staying in place . It is held in by tension so Lock-tite should not be needed .
    As far as how far to set it , I always measure the roll pin and make sure that I have both ends sticking in the diff on each side of the pin equally . A center punch with a long nose on it usually works good to extract and install the roll pin.HTH , Tom

    [/ QUOTE ]Evidently I'm talking about something totally different /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif
     

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