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I think I'm a dumbass, 14 ff carrier won't come out

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 76K5, Dec 18, 2002.

  1. 76K5

    76K5 Registered Member

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    I think I\'m a dumbass, 14 ff carrier won\'t come out

    Actually I know I'm a dumbass. I think I finally realized the problem why I couldn't get the carrier out. After taking the two main caps off I thought all I had to do was take off those bent metal straps that are held on by the small bolt on each side. I thought these were the adjusters, so I'm guessing I need to rotate the pieces with the small holes in them to get loose the carrier. That sucks, I bet I probably damaged the adjusters with all of the beating I did to get the carrier out while they were still tight. I feel like an idiot!!! Anyway, just wanted to vent. /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
  2. TX Mudder

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    Re: I think I\'m a dumbass, 14 ff carrier won\'t come out

    Yes, the adjustable collars need to be loosened. They control both backlash and carrier bearing preload.
    Count exactly how much turns you make.
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  3. MNorby

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    Re: I think I\'m a dumbass, 14 ff carrier won\'t come out

    just loosen the collars on each side of the carrier. Make a mark then count how many full turn and write down for each side so when putting back together you have the same backlash/ preload.
     
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    Re: I think I\'m a dumbass, 14 ff carrier won\'t come out

    well did you take the axles out, that sure as hell would keep that sunufabitch in there. good luck on that. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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  5. HarryH3

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    Re: I think I\'m a dumbass, 14 ff carrier won\'t come out

    Be careful as you loosen the adjusters. Once they're loose, the carrier will literally fall out of the housing! /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif That sucker is plenty heavy enough to smash a couple of fingers really flat. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     

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