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ibfootin

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spider gear thrust
« on: May 29, 2010, 06:19:38 PM »
OK.  I need some help.
I was changing the rear axle seals (12 bolt posi).  I am in the process of putting it back together when I see one of the thrust washers has fallen out from behind the spider gear.  Is there a trick to sliding it back in behind the gear without messing the washer?

tmodel66

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Re: spider gear thrust
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2010, 06:24:40 PM »
You might have to pry on it a little with a flattip to get all the slack out  but it should slide in fairly easy.  No special way of doing it.
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Re: spider gear thrust
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2010, 09:11:11 PM »
I tried prying on the gear but it felt like I was going to damage the washer if I forced it too much under the gear

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Re: spider gear thrust
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2010, 10:23:00 PM »
Pull the chunk and disassemble it and put it back in is the only other way I know of.  No big deal just a little extra work. Be sure to torque everything back down.
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Re: spider gear thrust
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2010, 11:18:01 PM »
Thanks.  That is what I was thinking also