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Username Post: ring gear install        (Topic#360171)
995jim 
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995jim
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Reg: 12-17-06
03-15-20 03:39 PM - Post#2788709    

Hi, What is the correct method to install a new ring gear on a new series 3 12 bolt car carrier? Im not sure how to align bolt holes as it seems the ring gear is not simply going to slide over the carrier. Its as if I would have to lightly press it on. Is this abnormal? The carrier is a new, out of the box. Can someone point me in the right direction?
thanks jim

Jim

65' Impala SS, 65' Belair, 89' Silverado Z71, 95' Silverado Z71, 12' Silverado, 15' Silverado LTZ, 16' Tahoe LTZ


 


bobb 
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03-16-20 08:25 AM - Post#2788769    
    In response to 995jim

you can heat it a bit with a propane torch. it will be hot so use gloves. might be a better idea to drop the carrier into the gear so the bolt holes face up. use arp bolts.

70 L camino, grampa engine, g-force 5 spd, road rage suspension. Pray first before all else fails.


 
995jim 
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995jim
Loc: Ohio
Reg: 12-17-06
03-16-20 09:15 AM - Post#2788776    
    In response to bobb

Yes heat is going to be my method with some temp studs attached to ring gear for alignment as it slides over the carrier. I will probably use a plate and heat source under vs throwing a flame directy to it.
Thanks jim

Jim

65' Impala SS, 65' Belair, 89' Silverado Z71, 95' Silverado Z71, 12' Silverado, 15' Silverado LTZ, 16' Tahoe LTZ


Edited by 995jim on 03-16-20 09:19 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Texasray 
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Texasray
Loc: Texas
Reg: 11-01-16
03-16-20 02:47 PM - Post#2788800    
    In response to 995jim

I used a toaster oven back when I worked in a shop. Nice even heating. But use gloves and longer bolts with heads cut off so it is aligned easily when dropped on. Not much time to reposition once they are together.

Sam



 
scrambldcj8 
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scrambldcj8
Loc: Belchertown, MA
Reg: 04-06-03
03-20-20 03:05 PM - Post#2789063    
    In response to Texasray

Agree with heating the ring gear...could freeze the carrier too in addition if it's really being fussy.



 


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