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Removing diff cover

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Yukon Jack, Sep 12, 2002.

  1. Yukon Jack

    Yukon Jack 1/2 ton status

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    Before I go and do something stupid and do damage, what is the proper way to separate the diff cover.
    I'm pulling the cover off an 89 1 ton's duallie Dana 70 to see it's gear ratio. The cover has silicone sealer and I can't get the cover to separate. I don't want to damage it, so what should I do to pry it off?
     
  2. Calclips

    Calclips 1/2 ton status

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    I would think a screwdriver would work, I doubt you'll bend a Dana 70's diff cover with a small screw driver.
     
  3. A&P

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    I always use a putty knife and my favorite ball peen hammer to get the initial seperation, then, use the putty knife to work around the edges. That's about it. Just my $.02
    -Ben
     
  4. reddog64

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    small screw driver and a rubber mallet!!!

    :d works like a champ!
     

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