Err, when putting gears in an axle that uses shims to set carrier bearing preload you have to have a way of spreading the case to get the carrier into and out of the housing... You basically put the carrier in and measure the gap between it and the housing, say thats .010". And your spec is say .005" of preload. You put on .015" of shims and you have to now fit something that is .005" wider than the case into the case. Thus a case spreader... You can hammer it in and pry it out but it's not the best way of doing things... If you do end up doing it that way, gently put it in with a rubber or plastic mallet. To get it out put a box end wrench on one of the ring gear bolts so that when the carrier turns the wrench wedges against the housing, then turn the pinion yoke and it will push the carrier out.Dark Eternal said:case spreader? Did I miss something?
I built my own:Dark Eternal said:thats about how i got it out, was just going to tap it in with a mallet like you said. What do you use for a carrier spreader?
I just welded the handle together and it works fine. The brake bends to about 100* if you really pull on it, basically 0-100* is your limit.Dark Eternal said:now thats freaking cool... I might just have to buy that. Question, is it limited to 90 degrees pretty much?
Also have you replaced the handle for the press, that little cheesy 2 piece thing is already driving me crazy, I need to go find some pipe or tubing to replace it with!
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