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Is my Detroit broken?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BLZN4FN, Aug 7, 2004.

  1. BLZN4FN

    BLZN4FN 1/2 ton status

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    Ok so going to work on the Brakes on the K5 jack up the left rear getting ready to jack up the other side and pushed on the tire and it just spins but you han hear like a ratching sound.
    So I get the other side up and on stands they both spin in the same direction but if you try and stop one side the other still move a little faster than the other is this normal or not? Oh yea this is a no spin Detroit in a 14bolt
    rear.

    Thanks,
     
  2. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Do a burnout on some dirt. Thats always fun. /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif If both tires spin, no worries. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
  3. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    sometimes when they unlock they will do that
     
  4. chulisohombre

    chulisohombre 1/2 ton status

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    thats how you check to see if it is working.mine is broke on one side the teeth busted all off and i have to get parts for it if they will sell the individual pieces to me.sounds like it is working good.
     
  5. BLZN4FN

    BLZN4FN 1/2 ton status

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    Cool thanks guys,
    I just thought with my luck that was broken also.
    good to know it's still working the way it should
     
  6. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    The Detroit will not stay locked with zero input torque. Spin it one way and listen to it ratchet, then try to spin it the other way and it will instantly lock.
     

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