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Well in spirit w/ the wrenching weekend I stayed up til 2AM on Saturday night and was up bright and early Sunday to complete the axle assembly.

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It took me awhile to figure out how to reinsert the axle into the birf w/ that pesky inner snap ring. I also spent a considerable amount of time modifing my snap ring pliers so that I could install the out snap ring.

I'm not super confident I got the wheel bearing preload set right. The FSM wasn't real clear on what to do, so I just followed Roger Brown's instructions. Which was basically to tighten the inner axle nut to 43lbs rotate 4-5 rotations forward and back...loosen nut...rotate 4-5 rotations forward and back, repeat. then tighten down to 21lbs.

The fish scale shows it takes 30lbs to rotate. Does that seem right?

After this experience, all I have to say is I never want to do this on the trail ;)
 
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That sure is pretty looking. Nice work.

30 lbs sounds about right. It will feel stiff with out the tire on but with the tire it will spin better.

Matt
 

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WOW. Nice shiny new parts.. Now let heather drive it, it'll never look the same again!
 
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The only new parts are the rotors and steering arms. It sure was nice finally putting some stuff back together.

Seems a shame to put that axle under my rusty POS ;)
 
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I used the procedure that I used on the 80. IIRC, it's tighten to 47 ft-lbs, then spin forward & backwards 3-4 times and and then loosen and retighten to 47 *in-lbs* and install the locking nut and torque it to 47 ft-lbs.

30 lbs drag sounds too high. Should be around 6-12.
 
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Ranski said:
It took me awhile to figure out how to reinsert the axle into the birf w/ that pesky inner snap ring. I also spent a considerable amount of time modifing my snap ring pliers so that I could install the out snap ring.

I martacked my axles so that I didn't have to mess with the outer snap ring. :D I'm snap ring challenged, I guess :crybaby:
 
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Before you reinstall that axle (or at least before adding gear oil), get a diff protector. I dented my front diff at Disney last year. Fortunately, it wasn't enough to cause contact with the ring gear! :eek: I just put this one on. http://www.marlincrawler.com/htm/armor.htm
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HERE'S THE WAY I WAS TAUGHT IN TECK SCHOOL.
TIGHTEN DOWN GOOD AN TIGHT. BACK OFF. THEN TIGHTEN WITH THE WEIGHT OF YOUR HAND. JUST A SMIDGE MORE. LOCK IT ALL DOWN. THIS WORKS ON EVERYTHING. FROM CARS TO BIG TRUCKS & TRAILERS.
I THINK THEM ENGINEER FOLKS MAKE THIS WAY TO COMPLICATED.

C Ya, Don P.
 
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I'll plan on pulling everythig off and check the oil seal...put everything back on - then try Don's method.

Bob thanks for the heads up on the diff armor. I'll defintitley do that.
 
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Dmidlfing4 said:
HERE'S THE WAY I WAS TAUGHT IN TECK SCHOOL.
TIGHTEN DOWN GOOD AN TIGHT. BACK OFF. THEN TIGHTEN WITH THE WEIGHT OF YOUR HAND. JUST A SMIDGE MORE. LOCK IT ALL DOWN. THIS WORKS ON EVERYTHING. FROM CARS TO BIG TRUCKS & TRAILERS.
I THINK THEM ENGINEER FOLKS MAKE THIS WAY TO COMPLICATED.

C Ya, Don P.

I've had good luck doing this. I did it by hand way before I had any scales to measure and havn't had a problem.

Matt
 
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Don's right on. I tighten enough to take all the play out and then a bit more, rotate a few times to smear the grease around, then back off and tighten to hand tight, zero free play, plus a touch more.
Much like adjusting valves, it's sort of a feel thing.
 
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Thanks

Thanks for the feedback. I will give it another go this weekend and then have Erik give it a look see when he is here welding up stuff on the front end.
 

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Mmmmm Catholic School girls! Such memories of my younger years... Oh.. Wrong forum!
Looking forward to helping you ger er done!

And yes.. I will admit I have learned a lot from Don and Chef.. Not all of it Good! or stuff I really wanted to learn but I learned a lot regardless..

Other pics of your project?
 

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