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Old 01-25-2012, 01:46 PM
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Can't get axle back in

After replacing bearings and seals in my GM 10bolt 8.5 inch posi, I can't get one axle back in the spider gear. Swapped axles side to side, and still no luck. Pulled carrier out and axles slip in spider gears just fine. Anyone have any advice?

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If everything is in correct all you have to do is stick it in and slightly lift it up and down and while turning it/ wiggling it back and forth and pushing it should fall in. JMO I mean shoot you got one side to go you would think the other side would also.



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You would think!

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Everything came apart just fine on disassembly. This rear had sat for a long time, so cleaned everything and put in new seals and bearings. I've shook it, beat it with rubber mallett, heck I even stood it on end. Shaft is just to the splines on the spider gear, but won't slip in.
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Have you shined a light up in it and looked at it ? washer might have slipped.



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turn the big overhead lights in the shop off (only use a small work light), maybe open a bottle of wine, play some soft rock on the stereo (turned down low)

and trust me, it will slip right in
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turn the big overhead lights in the shop off (only use a small work light), maybe open a bottle of wine, play some soft rock on the stereo (turned down low)

and trust me, it will slip right in
HaHaHaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!! cough choke spit ,Thank's Matt, now i have to clean my screen off got Coke the drink all over the place. sometime you crack me up.



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Got it!!

Thanks for the suggestion Matt!
But before the wine was chilled a removed the shim/spacer from the bearing on the opposite side. That allowed me a little "wiggle" and I got it in. Put the spacer back in and everything seemd to turn smooth. Guess maybe I'll share the wine with wife who lets me work on this project!
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Thanks for the suggestion Matt!
But before the wine was chilled a removed the shim/spacer from the bearing on the opposite side. That allowed me a little "wiggle" and I got it in. Put the spacer back in and everything seemd to turn smooth. Guess maybe I'll share the wine with wife who lets me work on this project!
ah, glad you got it
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Washers shims whatever we call them LOL glad you got it in there. i mean fixed.



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