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oh so THAT'S why there's a bolt through the center of a detroit

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by muddysub, Dec 31, 2002.

  1. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    oh so THAT\'S why there\'s a bolt through the center of a detroit

    you know that long bolt through the mddle of a detroit locker? i already knew what it was for but last night i found out what happens when you take apart the carrier without installing that bolt. BOIINNNGG!!!!!!!!!!!! i took it apart to remove the little washers i was supposed to remove but didn't and all of a sudden the carrier was about 14" tall! so i reomved the top half and took the locker out and we got it settled but it took 3 of us to put the damn thing back together. i was pushing the top half of the carrier down on the locker to compress it, my friend bryan was holding the ring gear up and in place and my buddy corey was bolting it all together. glad it happened then and not when i was alone. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  2. HarryH3

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    Re: oh so THAT\'S why there\'s a bolt through the center of a detroit

    I hope ya didn't screw it up. That steel ring with the funny looking bumps on it has to be installed in the correct relationship with the other parts or your truck won't move. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif A "professional" shop screwed mine up once. They "didn't need" the bolt to hold the Detroit together. I was pissed when I had to cart that heavy-ass 14-bolt back to them and make them fix it. /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
     
  3. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    Re: oh so THAT\'S why there\'s a bolt through the center of a detroit

    i know mine works i was playing with it and its all good. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: oh so THAT\'S why there\'s a bolt through the center of a detroit

    When I first put mine in, I didnt read the directions and I left those washers in. It causes it to be locked up all the time. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
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    Re: oh so THAT\'S why there\'s a bolt through the center of a detroit

    Know someone who took his apart cause it was too loud.Brought to me in box.Never worked on one before.Guess i got lucky cause it worked ok.Gotta be good at puzzels though.
     
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    Re: oh so THAT\'S why there\'s a bolt through the center of a detroit

    I bet! I bet it was worth the hassle though.
     

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