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What Tools Do I Need To Tear Down a D60 and 14bff??

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 90blzr, Jul 29, 2001.

  1. 90blzr

    90blzr 1/2 ton status

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    GOING ONE TON[​IMG] I need to know what kind of tools I need to purchase/borrow to disassemble and reassemble a D60 and 14bff. I need to pretty much totally tear them apart to see what is good and what isnt. I want to know that everything is up to par before slapping them in. I am 99% sure the 14b is all redone, but want to check just for peace of mind. I have the basic tools, ratchets,sockets, etc. What are the "specialty tools" that I will need, like the hub sockets, snap ring pliers, etc. What sizes and so on. Pretty much everything you can think of to make the job go smoothly. I've seen bearing pullers and so on, but are the something I should run out and buy? I think you all get the idea of what I am after, just a list of what I need. Oh and I dont have a press, but could get access to one if you think it is absolutely necessary. Feel free to throw in any tips or tricks that might help me out too! Thanks!
     
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    Well I just started messing with my new 14 FF yesterday. Form what I can see, the only thing special for it would be the 6 prong hub socket to remove the axle shafts adn drums.
    Ather that that it looks all basic tools from there.
    Are you planning on taking the carrier and all that jazz out too? I wouldn't unless you have a pretty good knowledge of how a differential gets setup and installed.

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  3. 90blzr

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    Well I am going to have different gears installed, so should I taked it out or should I let whoever is going to install the new ones do it. I want to mainly replace all the seals and bearings if need be too. Not to worried about the brakes, cause I am hopefully going with the disc. How about snap ring pliers? I dont have a set and I've seen snap rings in drawings of the axles I believe, so I should probably get a pair of those? How about bearing puller and brass drift/punch, I think I've seen those used somewhere but cant remember where. ANY info on what needs to be used for what job would be great. I dont think this will be to difficult of a job and I know I can do it, I just want to have the tools on hand before I get half way into it. Thanks!
     
  4. JoeAngelicchio

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    Here's some info for you,
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.differentials.com/techi.html>http://www.differentials.com/techi.html</a>


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    thanks, but I dont think I am going to attempt the gear set up this time around. I'll leave that to someone who has done it before and watch and learn.

    Any other suggestions on exact tools or tips?
     
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    Basically I would just leave the axles alone...if you are gonna have new gears put in just have them replace the bearings then. Any bearings you replace in the differential portion will change the measurements so you would have to redo all the same stuff as w/ the R&amp;P install anyways. So might as well leave all that to the diff guy. What you can do is start pulling axle shafts and do the u-jt's in the axle shafts, the brakes, frt wheel bearings, etc. Snap ring pliers are a necisary tool and come in handy alot of times in the hubs... also will need the hub socket, basic brake tools...( adjuster, washer/spring remover, pliers/spring tool, etc) Other then that if you aren't gonna be doing setup that is about all you will need beside basic tools

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  7. bigblue

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    Who needs a Hub socket when you have a flat head screwdriver and a hammer! hehe
     

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