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Dana60: puller for side bearings? Home-made spreader?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Steve_87K5, Jul 6, 2003.

  1. Steve_87K5

    Steve_87K5 1/2 ton status

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    1. Is the Posi-Lok puller sold by Sears strong enough to remove D60 carrier bearings? Sears sells 2 sizes. 4 & 6 ton IIRC.

    2.Case spreader: anyone have a drawing so I can make one?
     
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    ntsqd 1/2 ton status

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    No drawing, but the spreaders are fairly simple in concept.
    It's a pair of bars (say 1/2" x 2-3") a little longer than the diff casting is tall, with a pin that fits into the drilled holes on the casting at each mid-point.
    The top or bottom ends of the bars are seperated by another bar held on with a single bolt at each end. The opposite end of the bars have what amounts to a turn-buckle seperating them. Fit the pins into the holes and turn the turn-buckle to lengthen it.
     
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    You may not need the spreader. Mine was fine with small pry bar and rubber mallet. If you use a spreader, be careful. I've heard more than once of a housing damaged by over-spreading...
     
  4. Steve_87K5

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    I built this Dana60 10 yrs ago and I put it together w/o a
    spreader. High miles on it now. I suspect the carrier preload is light and
    I am thinking of adding maybe a .005 on ea side. May have trouble getting it back in.
     

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