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Has anyone notched the bearing or race cover ( not sure what its called) to get the allen head bolt out to get to the clips in the rear diff



 
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Are you talking about the bearing caps?
Just take the two bolts holding the bearing cap on and take out those socket head caps (allens)???
 
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I dont have to pull mine all the way out. once it is loose i can spin it out with my fingers till it hits the bearing cap and thats enough to get the center pin out after I remove the 1 ring gear bolt in the way.
 
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I dont have to pull mine all the way out. once it is loose i can spin it out with my fingers till it hits the bearing cap and thats enough to get the center pin out after I remove the 1 ring gear bolt in the way.
Ok I took mine out and cut a 1/4 in off and put back in and now I can unscrew it till it hits the bearing cap and still remove the pin , NICE!
 
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had this problem last week except i was installing and when i pulled the bearing cap to get the allen bolt out the adjuster for the side bearing came with it and the race for the bearing fell out...
so i had to get it re preloaded and the backlash set again...

so with a 1/4 inch of the allen bolt... does it still have enough in there to lock the center pin in.....
 
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i made a groove in my bearing cap with a die grinder and ground down the head of the allen bolt too
 
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one of my p.o.'s ground a piece of it off, I'm assuming to be able to do this. I still just removed the 2 large bolts.
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