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Discussion in 'Rocky Mountain Region' started by bbck5on37s, Feb 13, 2007.

  1. bbck5on37s

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    When I got home from Carnage on Sunday I noticed my Blaze was no longer siting level like it did before. I started checking it out and found out that the one of the bolts that hold down the spring plate on the passenger side (D60) was loose. I went to tighten them and found that both bolts had ripped the threads out of the housing. The U-bolt is the only thing holding the spring to the diff. Has anyone ran into this problem? What should i do? I also noticed that the top of the pin that goes through the spring pack is tweaked and not straight up and down. :1zhelp: :what: I think i may have bent something. I measured from the ground to the fender on both sides on the rear and there is a 2 inch difference.
     
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    I don't know about the bent center pin, but I had to tap both axle housing holes as they were shot...
     
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    I tried to tap them out but the bolt hole just strips. What size bolt are you using?
     
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    One had enough metal, the other is slightly larger...I can't rememeber the exact size, but I mean just a little bit smallr, like the next tap 1/64th inch bigger or whatever...
     
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    I am thinking about drilling them out to 5/8 and getting some super dooper strength studs and welding them in to the housing...there for I wouldent have to worry about pulling the threads out of the hole....
     
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    They should be 5/8" now. You'd have to go bigger yet. You could try using a 5/8" bit to clean out the threads and then tap for 11/16" bolts. The only concern I'd have is getting good enough threads to handle 150ft-lbs of torque that should be applied to them.

    Better check the torque on all of your u-bolts.
     
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    Happy Birthday, BTW!
     
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    Thanks....What do tou think about welsing studs in the housing?
    My bolts are 9/16
     

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