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ring and pinion install help

Discussion in 'New England Region' started by MA87K5, Nov 7, 2006.

  1. MA87K5

    MA87K5 1/2 ton status

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    I am rebuilding a 12 for my blazer. Need help seting pinion depth. I have the depth tool but not sure how to use it. I searched for info and haven't found in detail on how to use it or get the correct depth. Can anyone come over my house and show me? Would like to get the rearend under my k5 b4 it snows. Thanks
     
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    my friend knows how to use that tool. ill give him a call tomorrow. he can tell you what to do.
     
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    he only checks the backlash, sorry.
     
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    Thanks for checking
     
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    Can anybody help me?
     
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    West Coast Differentials has online instructions.
     
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    They don't show me how to get the correct pinion depth using the depth tool. I just need someone to put me on the right track by showing me.
     
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    did you check it with that paste to see if the pinion is sliding deep in the ring? thats what i did when i put my locker in and set the backlash.
     
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    I think I may have the wrong gears for the carrier. I had 3.42 gears on the carrier before and I went to 3.73 gears. What are the thickness of the ring gear supposed to be?
     
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    Would anyone have a set of carrier bearing caps that they will give up?
     
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    I think (?) carrier caps are married to the carrier, not interchangeable, I'm not sure on that. Thats the reason all instructions make a point of returning the caps to their original location and orientation. Just like rod ends.
     
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    Could I be able to install new caps?
     
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    Can anybody answer? Thank you
     
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    Finally found it using search. How much would I expect to pay a machine shop to hone the housing with the new caps installed?
     
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    Don't know if you can even get oversized bearings. I'll check my factory shop manual this afternoon, to see what they say about repair of a damaged diff.:D
     
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    Thanks for everyone help. I talk to a shop who all they do is diffs and he told me that I might get lucky finding a set out of at least 10 sets. And the caps that summet sells need to be machined and that cost is around $200. So I calld some people in the classified paper and found a whole 12 bolt truck rear for $125 so I'll get that one. Then I'll be a few steps closer to completing the rearend rebuild.
     

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