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What Special tools do i need...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Chaz88K5, Dec 18, 2001.

  1. Chaz88K5

    Chaz88K5 1/2 ton status

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    ok i just ordered a rebuild kit for my 205...what special tools will i need to pull it apart and put it back together...are there any write ups on how to rebuild em?? has anyone in here done one themselves..i am sure there are a few...
    Thanks

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    Don't know about a 205 but, I took my 241 apart and only needed a heavy duty pair of snap ring pliers. The duck bill style. Got them at sears. I had it apart putting a short shaft kit on for my 1 ton cv shaft.

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    Only need basic tools really.
    Good snap ring pliers,
    Magnetic pick up tool thinking
    Your usual socket/ratchet/wrench stuff
    You'll need a 1 1/8" socket for the 2 large nuts (that holds on the rear yoke and front flange)
    Grease to hold the roller bearings in place when installing.
    That's all I can remember right now.
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  4. michaelm

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    a press to set idler bearing thrust clearance.
    havent done mine yet so just going by the book
     
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    You might want to go to your local library and checkout or get some photo copies of the exploded view of your transfer case. The Motor manual, simular to chiltons, but way better will have that view for you. It was a huge help when I did mine! Hammer, some punches, dead blow hammer,snap ring pliers.
    I have a supplier here in Texas Grand Prarie to be exact, that you can get transfer case rebuild kits, bearings and all if your interested. It cost me $80 for the kit to rebuild my 208.

    The places name is TransStar Industies.

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    I have done some 205 rebuilds, you should be able to get thru it without any special big $ tools.If you ever plan on doing more than one a idler gear dummy shaft will come in handy and something that holds the yoke while you break the nuts loose.Of coarse snap ring pliers for that type of rings,I have yet to come up with the perfect pair but have some that work well with min. amounts of curse words.
    I have seen bits and pieces of 205 overhauls on the web and mags. but never the full run down with clear pics and everything,it would make for along write-up from start to finish.
    I am now in the process of finishing up a 32spline 205 rebuild for a member here and thought about taking a bunch of pictures and notes as I went for a write-up but that would have added alot of time to the job and I am running a week behind as it was.This would have been a good one to write-up because it got a fixed yoke conversion,32spline front output swap and overhaul!
    I have another to do and maybe I will take the pics and point out some problem areas and show some worn stuff that should be replaced from previous rebuilds.

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  7. Chaz88K5

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    i ordered a Master rebuild kit from 4wpw...(first order ever from them so i hope it shows up)..its spose to include all the bearings, seals etc etc..

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    What about a tranny jack or something along those lines ... aren't those things suppose to be pretty heavy?
     
  9. Chaz88K5

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    i was goin to pick one up from harbor freight tools...they are like 50 bucks...kinda cheezy but it will work...for the very few times i will actully need it

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