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Installing a Lock-Rite in my D44 and was wondering if I could reuse the ring gear bolts and if the ring gear dropped onto the carrier or if it needed to be pressed on.
 

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I don;t know specifically about a 44, but on all the Toy setups I have done, I re-use the ring bolts, and sometimes the ring gear slips back on, sometimes it needs some good blows from the rubber hammer.
 

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Thanks, the gears where setup at Gearman's about 2 years ago. Don't know if they reused the bolts or not.

I suppose I will reuse them and be sure to put them back into the same holes.
 

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If you have a space heater, put the ring gear in front of it for a while to it slides over the carrier better.
and yup, i reuse bolts too
 

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Throw the carrier in the freezer overnight, and the ring gear in the oven at 250' for an hour. The ring gear should slip right on over the carrier. Make sure you get it aligned right, as you may not have the easiest time getting the ring gear back off. Alignment pins help!

FWIW, I have never had a ring gear slide onto the carrier, it has always requried some heating/cooling.

Paul
 

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well i don't have time to put in the freezer overnight. i am starting to pull it all apart tonight at 5pm and am heading to a run in the morning....

I suppose I could throw the ring gear in the oven if it is too tight.
 

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well i don't have time to put in the freezer overnight. i am starting to pull it all apart tonight at 5pm and am heading to a run in the morning....

I suppose I could throw the ring gear in the oven if it is too tight.
Don;t put it in your oven, your wife will kill you!
Its stinks up the whole house
 

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I had to pull the ring gear on my Dana 30 for my lock-rite. I just used a rubber mallet to tap the ring gear off. I covered the teeth on the ring gear with a rag, then pressed it back on my hand. Like everyone else said, use locktite and torque to specs. I think I used the blue kind and haven't had any problems.
 
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