LSD D35 woes

willness33

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May 3, 2005
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Alexis,NC
Yeah yeah shitty axle. It's the right gear ratio for my daughters jeep. Ok so I'm swapping axles in the purple TJ following the wreck. Like an idiot I opened it up and couldn't figure out why each wheel wasnt spinning freely from another. This was before I knew it was a limited slip. I pulled the cross pin and finally worked the spiders out and "hey look, clutches!"

TLDR, I cant get the damn thrust washers on the spiders to rotate back in. Shits all too tight in there. Is there a trick I'm missing or should I say f-it and throw in open spiders? Can I even do that?
 

Jody Treadway

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Hendersonville, NC
Open spiders won't fit in a LSD carrier.
You'll need to place the spiders in the opening, have someone spin the shafts to walk them in. It'll take some ass to spin them in.
I usually put the carrier in a vise to do it, BTW.
It's gonna be a PITA, just be prepared
 
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willness33

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I can walk the spiders in. The thrust washers on them spit out as the spiders rotate around though.
 

willness33

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Guess I'm screwed then. I dont have readily available persons with ass. I'll take another crack at it but may throw in the towel and start cleaning the much shitter 4.10 axle I have for the back. I šŸ˜ mismatched gearsets.
 

willness33

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Change of plans. I'm going to use the housing with 4.10s in the rear. That's what I really wanted anyways. Have a bent 30 with 4.10s in it also. Who in the clt area would be willing to set the used gears into the 30 in the jeep already?
 
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