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Detriot slack

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 1-tonmudder, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. 1-tonmudder

    1-tonmudder 1/2 ton status

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    I have a no-spin Detriot locker in my 10.5 14 bolt with a 4:88 gear and I am pulling the stuff from my truck and putting under my CUCV.I pulled the 14 bolt today and noticed it has quite a bit of slack in it(less than a 1/4 turn) before it locks up.The locker and gear have maybe 8k on them and the gear still has a good pattern and the grease still looked good.Is this normal due to wear,or do I have a problem.I have never heard a noise from it,(that I could hear over the boggers) and as far as I know has always locked.The parts were bought new and set up by a reputable gear man that has done work for me before,and never had a problem so I dont think it's that.This was found by turning the yoke and not the tires.Anybody have any ideas.
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    detroit locker = 1/4 turn play in drive line.
     
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    1-tonmudder 1/2 ton status

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    It might have been there all along but I just now noticed it
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    My Detroit is the same way, it's been like that through 2 housings, 3 ratios and 20 years. It's the nature of the product, no worries. :thumb:
     
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