Last weekend I broke my left inner axle shaft and after that the hole axle and diff was filled with mud. The drivers side diff bearing (right on the pic) also looks strange
The problem is, that the shaft broke directly behind the axle shaft seal and the broken part is still in the ARB locker. I can´t remove the diff because of that.
Can I remove the long cross shaft in the ARB locker to pull out the broken part?
To replace the diff bearings I have to remove the hole locker. How is the copper air line attached to the top of the diff housing? Do I need a spreader? Or are two c-clamps above/under the diff housing also ok ? A friend told me that he installed his ARB lockers on that way.
Do I have to adjust the ARB locker with some shims after raplacing the two bearings?
Would you also replace the pinion bearings? How does that work? Do I have to adjust the pinion with some shims after that?
How can I clean the inner side of the locker?
Is there a good manual in the internet where I can see how to adjust the diff? I have 3 experienced machanics and they would help me. But they did that only on big trucks and tractors..
Should I install a replacement axle shaft (I could get one for free)? Or better some Chromoly Axles? I´m afraid of breaking the ARB locker or the R&P gears the next time instead of the axle shaft. That would be more expensive than just replacing an axle shaft.
Thanks for your help.