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rear end trouble

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by chvymudin3388, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. chvymudin3388

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    what can i do i got a ten bolt rear end 3.73 gears gov loc and i got pieces of spider gear in the bttom of the differental. i got another ten bolt with 3.08 gears open differental
     
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    I would just replace the carrier. You will need to know a little bit about setting up rear ends, and for that I would check the tech article over on pirate4x4.com.
     
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    i was wandering if i could take the spider gears from the open diff and put them into my gov-loc?
     
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    No you can't.
     
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    ok so i can take the open and sswap it out with my gov loc carrier and keep the same ring gear?
     
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    Yes, but like I said before you can't just unbolt the ring gear from the gov lok carrier and put it on the open carrier. Read here: http://www.pirate4x4.com/articles/tech/billavista/Gear_Setup

    You only need to worry about the backlash, pinion depth should not need to be readjusted. If you don't feel comfortable doing this, I would recommend paying someone to do it unless you want to be buying a bunch of new parts in the near future.
     
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    Most of the time. You should run a pattern anyway after you set the BL just to be sure.
     
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    yea the back lash part i knew but i was skecthy on the pinion depth. it was grabbing and clicky rather loudly when turning. the gears are barely eaten up i caught in time i guess. what tools will i need to do this? how long will it take? thanks for all your help guys
     
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    Its pretty quick. You will need a dial indicator and a press.
     
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    what will i need a press for? lol i got a vise lol
     
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    Good luck with that
     
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    Now that I think about it 10 bolt carrier shims are probably on the outside of the outer bearing races so you won't need a press as long as the carrier bearings are in ok shape.
     
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    They are.
    On a side note. You can't take production shims and think that they will work with any other carrier/axle combo. Go to Napa and get a new set.
     

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