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HELP!!!... problems w/ my D60

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by fad2blk99, Aug 15, 2004.

  1. fad2blk99

    fad2blk99 1/2 ton status

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    I've been trying to put the finishing touches on my D60 front axle but I've recently run into a problem getting my short shaft to slide into the differential far enough. As it sits now, the shaft won’t go in far enough to keep from binding when I put the spindle on. The shaft is going all the way in, it’s just bottoming out on the diff (it a power-loc posi). I’m thinking about trying to pull the power-loc apart and flip the center section around and see if that helps; I only need about another ¼ inch. Has anyone else encountered this? I rebuilt the power-loc (bought used off eBay) myself and I might have screwed something up when I put it back together. Anyone know what might cause this problem and/or how I might fix it?
     
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    Anyone??? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    Have you checked to see if the shaft is bottoming out against something in the powerloc, or is it bottoming out on the splines? Has this shaft ever been in the axle? You're sure it's a Chevy shaft? Put some grease on the splines and make sure that it's not bottoming there, or that there's not a screwed up spline or something that's keeping it from sliding in all the way.
     
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    It's hitting the cross shaft in the powr-lok. The splines are properly engaged. It might be all for nothing though, cuz my new carrier bearings aren't fitting thightly like the should (see previous post).
     

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