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Re: [oletrucks] rear axle won't come out

To: jspoon@us.ibm.com
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] rear axle won't come out
From: Greg St Pierre <gstpierr@u.washington.edu>
Date: Thu, 18 May 2000 10:57:23 -0700 (PDT)
Hi Jay:

On some rear ends, you may have to rotate the gears a bit to get some more
clearance.  The other assumption is that the clip will rotate in the
groove (meaning that it is not frozen, rusted, or tweaked). I am sure that
you tried these already.  If so, you might have to drive out the pin
(or remove the lock bolt, depending on type of diff) and remove the
spider gears.  Make sure that you make some match marks to make it easier
when you put it all back together.

Good luck!

Greg St. Pierre
'55 Task 4x4ce

On Wed, 17 May 2000 jspoon@us.ibm.com wrote:
> I am in the process of rebuilding the brakes on my 54 3100 and am removing
> all the brake parts to clean the back plate.  Removing the axles in the
> rear makes the back plates (is that the right term...) easier to clean.
> Actually, I was going to remove the back plates too, but they seem to be
> rivoted on!  I pulled the spacer and pinon gears and pushed in on the left
> axle and the C clip dropped out.  Then I easily removed the axle.  This
> foolishly led me to believe this was going to be a breeze...  Well, no
> matter what I do, I cannot get the right axle to push in far enough to get
> the C clip to come off the end of the axle.  I have jiggled, jerked in and
> out, etc.  Does anyone have any suggestions?
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