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Just bought a Detroit lkr, need torque specs

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Liberator, Aug 30, 2001.

  1. Liberator

    Liberator 1/2 ton status

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    I just got my Detroit locker in the mail today. I'll be installing it into my 14 bolt FF this weekend but can't seem to find bolt torque specs. I need the proper bolt torque specs for the carrier bearing caps and the carrier bolts themselves! Can anybody help?

    Bo

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  2. ScoobyDann

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    my book says 135 ft/lbs-- i know taking the off was fun

    Hut in the well is goin on in here?

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  3. K5RON

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    120 on the ring gear and 135 on the bearing caps

    Ron
     
  4. Liberator

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    Thanks, is that spec just for the bearing caps? Do you have specs for the carrier housing bolts?

    Bo

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  5. Liberator

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    with the 14 FF I won't have to take off the ring gear. The carrier is a 2-piece carrier andthe locker just fits right inside!

    If it breaks, it wasn't good enough!
     
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    ok, im learning as much as you at the moment, but my book dosn't say any specs for the carrier housing bolts.

    Hut in the well is goin on in here?

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  7. K5RON

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    Ring gear bolts and carrier housing bolts are one in the same. The ring gear bolts also hold the carrier housing together.

    Ron
     
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    "i see" said the blind man

    Hut in the well is goin on in here?

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  9. Liberator

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    Thanks for the info.

    Bo

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  10. thatK30guy

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    You will have to take the ring gear off to get the 2 piece carrier separated in order to remove the old spider gears and install the Detroit Locker.

    The ring gear is what holds the carrier halves together by those bolts on the backside of the ring gear.

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