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Tha_Stepside
07-25-2008, 09:05 AM
Hey y'all, whats the trick to pulling out a D44 carrier and ring gear, the one in my truck seems to be in there real good and doesnt want to come out, axles are out of it and everything is unbolted.

England
07-25-2008, 09:53 AM
wd 40 .... oh come one what kinda answer did yer expect from me ..LOL ..call thrills mate they can tell yer over the phone 465.5559

Always broke
07-25-2008, 10:07 AM
Tap the side of the carrier with a brass drift should come out ......You took out the 4 carrier bolts right?

boyzen
07-25-2008, 03:06 PM
pry bars 2 of them one on top one on botttom

Tha_Stepside
07-25-2008, 04:05 PM
yep carrier bolts are out and ill try out the dual pry bar method. Thanks guys.

nbrowser
07-25-2008, 06:37 PM
I've always used a rag.....wad it up real good like and then spin the pinion until it get's sucked between pinion and ring....then make grab your ratchet and socket, go to the pinion nut and spin....usually forces the carrier out if your in a bind.

Nutbar
07-25-2008, 06:43 PM
pry bars 2 of them one on top one on botttom
[iagree] I always use the 2 pry bar method, pry against the ring gear bolts and the axle housing

jakerngr
07-25-2008, 09:08 PM
[iagree] I always use the 2 pry bar method, pry against the ring gear bolts and the axle housing


I though that was something people just figure out the first time you look at one?

Troy
07-26-2008, 12:15 AM
I though that was something people just figure out the first time you look at one?

no shit

leave the bearing cap bolts in a few threads so when your prying on it and it pops out , it doesnt fall on you or hit you in the face...although that would be funny to see

dickrick
07-26-2008, 12:28 AM
Ya me too the rag works gooder![cheers]




I've always used a rag.....wad it up real good like and then spin the pinion until it get's sucked between pinion and ring....then make grab your ratchet and socket, go to the pinion nut and spin....usually forces the carrier out if your in a bind.

Happypants
07-29-2008, 11:08 PM
take a brass punch and tap it with a hammer on the bearing races on the ends of the carrier, then use a OLD axle shaft, stick it in the carrier and pry up, the leverage will break it loose, then you will still have to fight with it a bit but it will come out, at least thats how i do it, sometimes the rtv behind the bearing races will anchor them suckers in there good,

BeerBaron666
07-30-2008, 05:50 AM
Use dynamite it works every time.

Tha_Stepside
07-30-2008, 05:57 AM
Got it out, was in there pretty damn good but a little beer and persistance did the job. Cheers guys.

crazylike
07-30-2008, 08:11 AM
throw it away and buy a D60

Kinslayer
07-30-2008, 09:34 AM
Isn't there a tool called a 'diff spreader' or something that flexes the diff slightly so it just lifts out? I've always used the two bar method personally though..

epic3
07-30-2008, 01:59 PM
I've heard of diff spreaders but wasnt sure if they were like 2x4 stretchers or muffler bearings

gnu_42
07-30-2008, 07:09 PM
did you get the spindles out?

Tha_Stepside
07-30-2008, 09:32 PM
yeah dude, everything is out and i got all the new bearings pressed on and ready for the carrier and pinion to get in. Ill be back on saturday, we shall drink yet even more beer and get this fucking thing DONE!!

Nutbar
07-31-2008, 12:51 AM
I've heard of diff spreaders but wasnt sure if they were like 2x4 stretchers or muffler bearings

Yeah a housing spreader is a real tool, I have one fits most dana diffs and a few others but I never use it I found it to be more of a pain in the ass than it's worth.

bakelite
07-31-2008, 01:12 PM
I used a diff spreader on the last one I did to put the ARB in, it was a lot easier. I made one at work just for this, I wasn't sure of the seal set up and all so the directions said to use one. :dontknow: Worked out okay.

Happypants
07-31-2008, 05:56 PM
never used one, never had too, would rather swear and use multiple techniques to get the diff out lol

Tha_Stepside
08-01-2008, 09:42 AM
Just used the twin-prybar method and it worked out great, no problems at all.

Jeep Victim
08-01-2008, 05:47 PM
I've heard of diff spreaders but wasnt sure if they were like 2x4 stretchers or muffler bearings

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