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Old 10-26-2009, 10:55 AM
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I think they just popped the pinion gear out so it wouldn't bind up, then put everything else back together to hold the axles in. Then you duct tape up the hole in front where the pinion was to keep from slinging all of the oil out.
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Old 10-26-2009, 10:57 AM
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Since I had to shuttle a sleeping boy home and couldn't stick around for the repair, what was the final fix to allow him to limp home? I gather that you pulled the rear driveshaft and ran in FWD, but what did you remove and how did you secure the axles in the diff? Just interested in what works for if/when it ever happens to me.
Broken pinions will not allow movement in one direction because the ring gear will pull them into the carrier. We pulled the rear driveshaft and the carrier, took out the broken pinion then reinstalled the criier so the axles could be retained and supported. Then he limped out on front drive. If he would have had to travel a long way home we would have had to swap thirds front to rear.
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Old 10-26-2009, 11:21 AM
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If I were to do it again I would do it just like Uncle Ben said but, like stated earlier, I would just pull the whole 3rd member out and disassemble/reassemble it while it is not under the truck. Getting the bearing races, adjusting nuts and bearing caps aligned and bolts threaded is not easy underneath the truck! Especially when gravity is not helping you hold stuff in place!

I would definitely do this again if I only had a short distance to get home!

If I had a long distance to drive I would definitely do as I did in Moab a couple years ago where I pulled the front 3rd, axle shafts and drive shaft, pulled the rear 3rd, and plugged the front 3rd into the rear and drive home in rear-wheel drive...threw the front axle shafts, broken rear diff, front drive shaft, and locker components inside the truck (I carry spare spider gears with me so I can run an open diff if my Lockright breaks).
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Old 10-26-2009, 11:51 AM
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If I were to do it again I would do it just like Uncle Ben said but, like stated earlier, I would just pull the whole 3rd member out and disassemble/reassemble it while it is not under the truck. Getting the bearing races, adjusting nuts and bearing caps aligned and bolts threaded is not easy underneath the truck! Especially when gravity is not helping you hold stuff in place!

I would definitely do this again if I only had a short distance to get home!

If I had a long distance to drive I would definitely do as I did in Moab a couple years ago where I pulled the front 3rd, axle shafts and drive shaft, pulled the rear 3rd, and plugged the front 3rd into the rear and drive home in rear-wheel drive...threw the front axle shafts, broken rear diff, front drive shaft, and locker components inside the truck (I carry spare spider gears with me so I can run an open diff if my Lockright breaks).

What made this such a PITA was gravity! Having the truck at such a steep angle and having a spring over setup with the pinion rotated up made putting it back together tough as nothing would stay in place so the caps could get put back in. I made a bad call by saying "Lets fix it right here." Just too many negative factors to deal with made it time consuming trail fix ending in lousy repair. Hey, I'm still learning!
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It was a GREAT learning experience for just about everybody I would say!
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I wish I had brought the Prius Nak said could make it because it only got worse from here. When your spotter says to stop posing and drive out out it....then comes running down the hill to grab the bumper.... that's funny
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WOW wish i had a shot of mine when i did it. All i remember was the passenger fender reaching the sky.
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I wish I had brought the Prius Nak said could make it because it only got worse from here. When your spotter says to stop posing and drive out out it....then comes running down the hill to grab the bumper.... that's funny
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By the way my dad counted somewhere around 31 trucks at the cookout.

And even though Dave was broken we had lots of laughs - think he was in a little bit of shock that 5-6 guys dove under his truck to get everything fixed, I think the only tool he got a chance to pick up was his Hi-Lift jack...

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think he was in a little bit of shock that 5-6 guys dove under his truck to get everything fixed

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That was pretty cool.....

(that 5-6 guys dove under his truck) the only other place you would see that is Bagdad!
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