View Full Version : What's the best way to get the diff out of a 14 bolt?
07-13-2003, 03:53 AM
Hey guys, I'm regearing my 14 bolt rear from 3.73 to 4.88 and I'm wondering how to get the diff out of the housing. I know in a Dana axles it's just pressed in there and you have to pry it out. I know that the 14 bolt is supposed to have adjustable shims, so is there a tool to back off the shims so that it's easier to remove? I took the bearing caps off and tried the Dana pry method and it moved a little bit, but then I couldn't get it to budge. Is there a trick that I'm missing, or do I just need to go eat more Wheaties?
07-13-2003, 05:04 AM
I was able to put a philips screwdriver in the circular adjusting nut holes. Turn it out on both sides. Should come right out.
07-13-2003, 05:47 AM
Thanks, KYJ10. Now, which way is loosen? Do you turn them left as if you're looking towards the differential or the hub? I was contemplating the same thing myself, but figured I'd ask someone who knew before I boogered anything up.
07-13-2003, 01:46 PM
they are standard threads,so one youll turn up,and the other youll turn down. when i did mine i put referece marks and turned both sides 360* so i could put them pack the way i found them. it may not be exactly the same with the new gears,but its a good starting piont. i was pretty lucky and the 1st pattern i ran looked pretty good(to my untrained eye ;) ) so i didnt change anything. smile.gif
07-14-2003, 06:08 AM
If you are doing the all your self employ your self some help for the new crush sleeve. I took me and a another guy a work with a 4' breaker bar and massive floor mounted vice to crush my new one!!!!!
07-14-2003, 03:39 PM
Yipppee. Better get on the MLB andro diet then. Thanks for the heads up Chad.
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