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setting up a Dana 60 without a Case Spreader...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sled_dog, Aug 3, 2005.

  1. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    How is it done? I know how to get the carrier and gears out, but how do you guys setup a Dana 60 without a case spreader for installing?
     
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    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    I set up my 70 without a case spreader, I just made sure the races were seated on the carrier bearing right and then started them into the housing, once started I gave it a few taps, alternating sides, with a rawhide mallet. I seated them the rest of the way by putting the bearing caps on and cranking down on the bolts alternately.
     
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    you didn't have to do that a couple times?(setting backlash) Seems like a pain, but then paying the big $$$ for a piece of steel is more of a pain I guess.
     
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    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    I had to do it 3 or 4 times. But the axle was on my garage floor, so I was able to point the pinion straight down an set the carrier in there, which is probably a whole lot easier than doing it with the axle installed.
     

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