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Lockright Spring Help

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by DERBINATOR, May 13, 2006.

  1. DERBINATOR

    DERBINATOR 1/2 ton status

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    I was pulling apart a dana44 that has a lock right installed. I was pulling the carrier when I noticed a damaged spring coming from the opening between the 2 halves. It is not one of the 4 that hold the pins in place. This spring was very fine with maybe 1/16" dia. coil by 3 or 4 inches long. It was also tension only not compression. I don't remember seeing a spring like this when I installed it. What would it be doing? Am I gonig to damage something more if I run it?

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    Derb
     
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    Lockrights dont have springs like you have said. I put one in my 10 bolt (which is almost identical to the dana 44) and there was no spring aside from the 4 small ones. Sounds more like a gov-lock or limited slip to me....
    -Harrison
     
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    I maybe wrong, But I think it has 8 small springs 2 per pin.
     
  4. DERBINATOR

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    That was my thoughts that lockrights don't have springs like that. As I was just typing this I have had a revelation. The last time I ran this front end I broke an axle and the inner seal was destroyed hence the spring!!!! Sometimes I guess just talking about it stirs up your own answers.

    Thanks Again
    Derb
     
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    Ahh yes, there are 8 springs. 4 really small ones that go into 4 other small ones. Anyways....good thing you figured out what the spring was. All I knew was that lockrights dont have large springs like that, and if they do, then mine doesnt have one....
    -Harrison
     
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    Good thing it didn't lubricate your R&P. :bow:
     

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