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Old 03-04-2010, 07:36 PM   #1
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Installing Aussie locker, need help

I am installing an Aussie locker into my 93 YJ Dana 30 front axle. I am using the write up Aussie Locker - Dana 30 Front Axle Installation Write-Up, and on step 10 I am unable to get the carrier out using their method. The directions that came with the locker are not the best as they are a general for all axles and state that the "Front is simular to the rear".

The issue I am having is I have used my small sledge and a pry bar, as stated in the directions on the write up and they do not budge. I do not want to damage anything. Does anyone have any experience or input with this axle. Would the fact that I have the vacuum disconnect for my D30 have anything to do with my problem? I look forward to any replies anyone has. Thanks in advance.

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Old 03-04-2010, 07:56 PM   #2
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This might sound dumb but you mentioned the vac disconnect so I have to ask. Did you pull the shafts so they are not in the carrier?

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Yes, both axle shafts are pulled out enough that they are just hanging to the sides.

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Old 03-04-2010, 11:47 PM   #4
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Alright, still in the same boat. I have the carrier to where it has moved slightly forward, but she refuses to come out of the pumpkin. I have tried putting the transfer case into nutreul, in 2wd and also 4wd trying to get the dang thing out. I am giving up for the night since I cannot see very well anyway. It seems that the bearings are extremely snugged up against the carrier and the differential sides. If anyone has any suggestions, or even snide remarks, shoot them my way. I am getting frustrated and need a distraction.

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Old 03-05-2010, 12:08 AM   #5
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I've never done it, but I remember reading about jamming a rag in between the gears and then turning the yoke to force the rag behind the carrier and thus forcing the carrier out. You might be able to search out some details to that method.
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"Many times a shop rag placed in the teeth where the pinion and ring gear mesh will force the carrier out when you turn the pinion."

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Old 03-05-2010, 07:24 AM   #7
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Wow that sounds really tight. Good luck getting it out but I think getting it back in will be X2.
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okay i know you said that the axle shafts have been pulled out so they are hanging... but what you didnt specify is that the BOTH passenger side pieces were pulled... ie. you might have pulled out the axle shaft but not the inner shaft on the disconnect side...

you might think im a retarded for suggesting this but im not there and cant see what you got done...

i have never had a problem getting a carrier out, though they can be tight make sure you dont have anything holding it back, shafts visibly out of the way, both bearing caps and bolts completely removed...rotating the pinion/driveshaft to help push or wiggle the carrier out helps too...

a picture might help us help you as well...
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I used a pry bar and hammer like that guy is doing in that website. My carrier popped out onto the creeper I was on. Sometimes it just takes a bigger hammer.
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OK, YJ General. you are right. I did not pull the inner axle out. Shame on me for not being thourgh. I was going off of experience with my buddies TJ with the axle being a one peice. I have not removed it yet as I just got in from work, but hope to get on it befor the night is over. Thanks for the input, it is very much appreciated.

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Old 03-07-2010, 08:22 PM   #11
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OK, if you recall, I am installing the Aussie locker on my Jeep. I am just about done since I have some time off from work today and I am at the point where I need to put in the thrust washers. Well, the problem is I did not have any thrust washers in my diff. The kit states to reuse the washers that came in the diff. Is there a chance that there are not thrust washers since I have the 2 piece axle and vacuum disconnect? The only washers that were there are the small ones that go with the spider gears and the pinion shaft. The instructions state that they do not get reused. I tried the chiltons guide, that thing is next to useless.

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So when you pulled the carrier out did any washers fall out of the diff too? If not Then put the carrier back in the way it came out with the caps on the same side they came out and bolt it back up.
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Nope, nothing fell out. Just double checked my axle and drain pan. Nothing there. I will go ahead and start the reinstall. Thanks.

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Yup- you will learn being locked makes you in another league of wheeling . I learned that first hand when I got my lockers working!
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Nope, nothing fell out. Just double checked my axle and drain pan. Nothing there. I will go ahead and start the reinstall. Thanks.

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You lost me there. There has to be some set up washers somewhere inside the diff.
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I put a aussie locker in my 8.8 about 2 months ago and it is nice being locked all the time but when im driving down the road giving it throttle or going up a hill the teeth skip and pull me to the side all the time constantly, it's anoying as hell
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I put a aussie locker in my 8.8 about 2 months ago and it is nice being locked all the time but when im driving down the road giving it throttle or going up a hill the teeth skip and pull me to the side all the time constantly, it's anoying as hell
I hate my Aussie, I think every day of just ripping it out and ordering a real locker.
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I have had my Aussie for a couple of months now and I could not be happier with it. With the cacuum disconnect in the front axle it does not give me any issues on road use. In 4X4, it is like being fully locked. I would not recommend for the rear axle though.

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