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Well, what I simply thought was going to be a R&R of the spider gear is now turning into a carrier AND spider gear replacement.

Agh!:facepalm:


 

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Well, got the spider gears and axles removed. Does anyone know how I go about removing the rest of this ring gear and carrier out of the housing? Do I need a special tool?



-Sam
 

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Harryhood, I'll try that tomorrow. Thank!
Put a small box under the diff to catch the carrier when it falls out. Put a box end wrench on one of the ring gear bolts and with it in neutral, turn the pinion. One direction will pull the carrier in tighter, the other will push it out into the box. If you study the pinion gear for a second, you can tell which way to turn it that will screw them (pinion and ring gear) apart from each other.
 

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Black Magic, I'll try that as well. If one of the other methods dont work.
Thanks again.

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Ok... Thanks GoldenSahara. Sounds like I've got a few options on prying it out of there. :)
Hopefully it wont be too much of a pain in the a$$ to get it out of there and be back on the road tonight. (cross your fingers and eyeballs for luck)
 

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Ok, go the bearing ordered and will be here tomorrow along with my carrier.

A Story??? Yup! I clocked my wheel all the way to the left and was backing up my trailer into the driveway, next thing I knew I hit the curb and a loud "snap" occurred. I was lucky enough to get it rolling again down the street (hoping it wasn't anything major... f*"ck yeah right! I wish) but I knew something was wrong when everytime I made a somewhat of a sharp turn it would snap every few feet. Alas, I knew I had a jobber on my hands and luckily I have other means of transportation (A nice quick Harley) :)

Hopefully up and running by tomorrow night or Friday. I'll take more pics and post them as the process continues during the surgery. :)

-Sam
 

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Put a small box under the diff to catch the carrier when it falls out. Put a box end wrench on one of the ring gear bolts and with it in neutral, turn the pinion. One direction will pull the carrier in tighter, the other will push it out into the box. If you study the pinion gear for a second, you can tell which way to turn it that will screw them (pinion and ring gear) apart from each other.
That method works exceedingly well, Blaine taught me that method a couple years ago when I had to remove the rear Rubicon locker to replace its leaky air bladder. Works slick. Just make sure you put the same shims exactly back where they came from on the sides of the carrier.
 

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I'm assuming I don't need to pull the driveshaft and pinion gear to do this right?
 

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Well. Worked out great. I used the "shop rag between the ring gear between the pinion gear" method. Removed the ring gear from the carrier as well and get it all prepped.

Now?....... I sit and wait for my parts to come in tomorrow!









Those spider gear are shot. Any idea what would case it to fail only after 60k miles??

-Sam
 
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