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my detroit isn't working

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Md mudder, Aug 4, 2002.

  1. Md mudder

    Md mudder 1/2 ton status

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    my detroit isn\'t working

    just installed a used 4;56 and detroit in my 14ff I was told the donor axle was open so I was suprised to find a detroit I took it apart and inspected it and everything looked fine springs seemed fine also so I installed it and took it out on a lose gravel/sand mountain climb and it never locked all day. ANY IDEALS??? before I have to install my spare.
     
  2. HarryH3

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    Re: my detroit isn\'t working

    Most likely that the insides aren't assembled correctly. All of the parts have to be oriented correctly or it won't function. I don't have a pic handy that shows how it's supposed to be put together. /forums/images/icons/frown.gif
     
  3. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Re: my detroit isn\'t working

    a detroit dont have springs did it look like this? [​IMG]
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Re: my detroit isn\'t working

    yes you are right they do but not like a posi or a govloc i just wanted to make sure he didnt have it confused with one of those
     
  6. Md mudder

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    Re: my detroit isn\'t working

    Yes I was talking about the 2 large springs. I think I'll look at the orientation of the teeth on my spare to see if it can go together more than one way.
     
  7. HarryH3

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    Re: my detroit isn\'t working

    There's a stamped steel ring inside, with lots of bumps and notches. It has to be installed exactly right, or the locker won't work right. /forums/images/icons/frown.gif
     
  8. mpascino

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    Re: my detroit isn\'t working

    Mine rarely ever unlocks....It's getting annoying and I have noticed my tire wear increase dramatically.
    Mike
     

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