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Case Removal Tips Without Spreader

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by Dauntless1971, Sep 3, 2019.

  1. Sep 3, 2019
    Dauntless1971

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    I found some 4.09 gears but they came in a Dodge front axle. I plan on scrapping the housing just I am not able to get the case out. Any tips on removing the case without a spreader.
     
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    Twin2

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    one trick that always work . with carrier caps off
    is stuff a rag in gear and rotate pinon
     
  3. Sep 3, 2019
    Dauntless1971

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    Thanks I will give it a try. I have removed Jeep 27's 30's and 44's but the 3/4 ton axle is tougher.
     
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    Dauntless1971

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    My guess is that way works better when the axle is in and with tires on. No help for this situation.
     
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    Twin2

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    carrier is not going to fall out with axles
    the use of rag . is to stop the ring from turning . but by applying force to the pinion
    the carrier will walk out of journals rather than turn
    my only other suggestion is bolt heavy angle iron to it and use a jack
     
  6. Sep 4, 2019
    nickmil

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    Two prybars. One top, one bottom. Be caeful of pinion (spider) gears. And it’s a case the ring gear bolts to, not a carrier. The carrier is the part that houses the ring and pinion, case, and all associated parts.
     
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    TIm E

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    Usually pry bars will work, but I have also used a slide hammer to pop stubborn ones loose. My OTC slide hammer set includes a 2 jaw puller attachment, I clamp that to the diff housing, usually breaks loose with a few good hits/pulls.
     
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    givemethewillys

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    How does one get the case back in after using this method? I struggled to get the case popped out of my front axle in my dentside ford and ended up giving up. After I read about the rag trick, I worried about getting it back together without a spreader.
     
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    47v6

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    Tap in the bearing races with the case with a dead blow hammer..
     
  10. Sep 4, 2019
    Dauntless1971

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    I thank all for the various information. I located a 2 foot crow bar over the 10 inch cats claw that I started with.
     
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    givemethewillys

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    Did it work? I couldn't find a good spot to pry without marring the case.
     
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    Dauntless1971

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    If I marred the case, which I probably did. I can't see how it would hurt anything. It is boxed up now, we closed on your new house built in 1953 today. I can't wait till I get all my belongings moved into a smaller garage.
     
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