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Author Topic:   Help! what causes this?
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 144
posted April 07, 2004 06:05 PM  
this is the second time, same rear end. Car weight 3440lbs-9"ford, 28 spline. Cap or cover, for carrier bearing (looks like a main cap-holds all in place- like U strap) don't know what it's called- but keeps breaking into-dead center, Anyone have a clue what causes this?

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 370
posted April 07, 2004 06:30 PM  
Did you use the same axles with this center section? I've seen that happen when a car takes a lick and tweaks (bends) an axle. Just thinking out loud: The bearing caps seating good when you put them in? Or if its just a new center section then I would say its a tweaked axle. Roll a dollar bill through the ring and pinion and see if clearance is loose enough. *shouldn't cut the dollar bill* That would also check your carrier to make sure it isn't tweaked. chuck it in the lathe and test it?

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 233
posted April 08, 2004 09:48 PM  
I agree with JuliaFerrell, but I would not use a dollar bill, instead use a Zig Zag ciggarette paper. This way if it does cut it, you still have your dollar. HAHA

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 287
posted April 11, 2004 06:27 PM  
Left handed or right???lol

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 730
posted April 11, 2004 08:34 PM  
what are you doing with zig zags? lol

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 370
posted April 15, 2004 02:07 PM  
Also these caps are machined just like a main cap in an engine. ****You can't mix and match these things effectively****

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 18
posted April 15, 2004 10:05 PM  
had the same problem a few years back. between cheap gears and installing the spanners adjuster in correctly. put caps on snug then thread adjusters may need to adjust caps slightly with hammer to line up. hope this helps


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