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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by socal chevy, Dec 14, 2004.
Is there a way to identify a 14bff gov-lock WITHOUT looking inside the diff?
isnt any sure fire way to do it without looking inside.
jack your truck up in the rear, spin on of your tires as fast as you can, if the oppsite tire catches, you have a govlock, just grab it and give it a good hard spin, the other tire will jerk and spin the same way worked for me
Then again, you could always check this out: Lookee Here It's a 12 bolt, but they probably look similar.
Actually the 14FF carrier looks nothing like a 12 bolt does.
...unless the axle has a detroit or other locker.
socal, didn't you make the post about ID'ing the gov lock? weren't the pictures of each enough to help you decide?
Yes, there was a post I remember. I was about to say the same thing.
I tried to help because a couple of weeks ago I asked the same question.
Without pulling the cover you can look for the RPO code. Also, every 14 bolt Gov Lock axle I've seen has (or had) a black rectangular stick on the cover (off center towards the driver side). Typically, the sticker is long gone but it leaves a distinctive spot on the cover.
Of course, without pulling the cover this is all still a guess since you never know if the carrier has been replaced or if the cover has been swapped.
I asked about the inside, no the outside...relax fool.
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