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Is there a way to identify a 14bff gov lock?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by socal chevy, Dec 14, 2004.

  1. socal chevy

    socal chevy 1/2 ton status

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    Is there a way to identify a 14bff gov-lock WITHOUT looking inside the diff?
     
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    beater_k20 Banned

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    isnt any sure fire way to do it without looking inside.
     
  3. surpip

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    jack your truck up in the rear, spin on of your tires as fast as you can, if the oppsite tire catches, you have a govlock, just grab it and give it a good hard spin, the other tire will jerk and spin the same way:waytogo: worked for me
     
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    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    Then again, you could always check this out: Lookee Here It's a 12 bolt, but they probably look similar.
     
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    Actually the 14FF carrier looks nothing like a 12 bolt does.
     
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    ...unless the axle has a detroit or other locker.

    socal, didn't you make the post about ID'ing the gov lock? weren't the pictures of each enough to help you decide?
     
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    Yes, there was a post I remember. I was about to say the same thing.
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Without pulling the cover you can look for the RPO code. Also, every 14 bolt Gov Lock axle I've seen has (or had) a black rectangular stick on the cover (off center towards the driver side). Typically, the sticker is long gone but it leaves a distinctive spot on the cover.


    Of course, without pulling the cover this is all still a guess since you never know if the carrier has been replaced or if the cover has been swapped.
     
  10. socal chevy

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    I asked about the inside, no the outside...relax fool. :)
     

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