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gov loc disaster avoidance

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 76zimmer, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. 76zimmer

    76zimmer Flyin Rat Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Got the 10 bolt gov lock in the back of the Burb, and was wondering how to take things apart and avoid the Kaboom of the gov lock. It has stopped working, so I figured I might as well take out the grenade if possible before it blows. What can you take out, and what needs to be left in? And its a 95
     
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    throw in a new carrier. New bearings and recheck/adjust backlash as needed.
     
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    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    If it doesn't work, then there is nothing you need to take out to avoid a problem. The thing breaks because of the locking/unlocking, if it never locks, any further problems will be normal wear and tear, as long as no pieces are floating around in there.
     
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    I'd remove the little weight locking thingy in there, to prevent it from locking altogether, it may still be locking, but the clutches might be slipping too much which is why you think it isn't working.
     
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    resurrected_jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    I have the ability to break 10 bolt carriers in about as much time as it takes to read this post regardless of tire size. If it were mine i would put an aftermarket differential in there. You get the benefit of a limited-slip or locker as well as something to bolt your ring gear to.
     
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    4xcrazy 3/4 ton status

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    Yeah, he might as well just go throw in a Dana 60 and a 14BFF under there while he's at it huh?:rolleyes:
     
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    Yep it works for me:D

    Ira
     
  8. 76zimmer

    76zimmer Flyin Rat Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Well, I don't need to go that far, on this truck yet. Its a DD (when I can afford the gas). I just want to prevent an explosion. My brother had that happen in his 14bsf, and I just pulled the cover on my project 14bff, and it looks like some stuff got loose in there as well. A few knicks in the gears, but nothing serious. Thanks for the tips, maybe a Trutrac?
     
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    And this is all i was trying to give advise for, i would imagine, that if you HAD the money for a conversion like that, you wouldn't even had posted up a question asking how to TRY to extend the life of a Gov-Loc'd 10 bolt.
     

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