Chevy and GMC rear ends are the same. There is a pinion lock screw on
the right side of the carrier. When you remove it the pinion shaft and
spacer block are free to come out. Then push the axles in and you can see
the C-clips. Try not to disturb the spider gears (i.e., don't rotate the
diff once the spacer is removed) or you will have a zen-like experience
getting them back in.
Once the axles are out check the area where the seal contacts the axle.
If you have pitting or even a witness mark, the seal will soon be leaking
again, ruining your new brake shoes. Victor makes a stainless repair sleeve
that will correct this. NAPA also should have these sleeves under their
number, about $28 per axle.
Jack / Winter Park FL
----- Original Message -----
From: Dave Thomas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Chevy Trucks <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, August 27, 1999 7:14 AM
Subject: [oletrucks] GMC Rearend
> Hello to all,
> I hope someone can help me out. I am trying to change the seals on a
> '54 GMC rearend. It has 10 bolts on the rear cover. I took the cover
> off, but can't seem to find any "C" clips as are so often discussed when
> doing this on a Chevy rearend. Does anyone know how to change the seals
> on a GMC?
> Thanks Much,
> Dave Thomas
> '54 3100
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
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