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taking apart front diff

ok guys i have this nice little clicking/grinding noise going on with my truck....some people seem to think its in my front differential... so my next day off(tuesday) i am going to tear apart my diff but i need to know what all goes along with this...


thank to superlift i will be taking practically my entire front suspension apart just to get to it...

now what i need to know is 1...how to take it apart and 2....how to put it back together...

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I wouldn't reccommend doing a job like this on your own. There are certain tools needed to properly install the differential and the gears. Aside from the tools you also need the knowledge and experience in installing gears and differentials. The easiest thing to do would be rip the whole front axle out of the truck and see whats wrong with it and go from there. If is something major just drop off the axle at a shop and have them do the rest of the work! Just my .02!
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I would also do a close inspection on the CV shafts before you go tearing the whole frontend out. The CVs are known to make a clicking/grinding noise when they are going bad.
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well thanks for the opinions guys but both of my cvs are brand new.... yes just got replaced and everything....so im thinking its somewhere inside the diff. i know about the suspension and everything so no problems there.... i just need some info on the diff if anyone can help me out...
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well thanks for the opinions guys but both of my cvs are brand new.... yes just got replaced and everything....so im thinking its somewhere inside the diff. i know about the suspension and everything so no problems there.... i just need some info on the diff if anyone can help me out...

The info you need to know is the front differential is not a simple thing. It requires certain tools you probably don't have and an experienced person to teach you or do it. I'd try googling "replace front gears" or something.
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guys...youd be surprised about the tools i have access to and the people i have access to. i will ot be dropping it off at a shop because most places want about $80 an hour just to tear into it... i guess i wont find help from anyone on here so i guess i will be on my own to find the information....
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Gimme a little while I'll bust out the ford service DVD and see if I can get you some screens of it.
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what exactly are you looking for, specs? diagrams? good luck? and as long as you dont go replacing anything, you dont need to worry about all the shims and crap, just make sure you put em back in the same order

you may not have to take it all apart[suspension], but like on mine it would probably make it 10x easier
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Gimme a little while I'll bust out the ford service DVD and see if I can get you some screens of it.
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guys...youd be surprised about the tools i have access to and the people i have access to. i will ot be dropping it off at a shop because most places want about $80 an hour just to tear into it... i guess i wont find help from anyone on here so i guess i will be on my own to find the information....
I don't see why you're getting pissy. If you have people who know, shouldn't they be your first source?

I googled and here seems to be a great site..

http://www.fourwheeler.com/projectbu...ntial_install/
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what exactly are you looking for, specs? diagrams? good luck? and as long as you dont go replacing anything, you dont need to worry about all the shims and crap, just make sure you put em back in the same order


maybe some specs...diagrams...both.....whatever people can offer....
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mmmm i love that truck
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maybe some specs...diagrams...both.....whatever people can offer....
i have a blown up diagram from all-data but its packed somewhere, if i can find it ill scan it and post it up.
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Here are the 2 .pdf files for assembly and disassembly straight from the Ford service manual.

Right click save as.

http://www.freefilehosting.org/publi...leassembly.pdf
http://www.freefilehosting.org/publi...0/diffcase.pdf
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there is only one way to learn just drop it out take it apart and put it back the way it came apart
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Here are the 2 .pdf files for assembly and disassembly straight from the Ford service manual.

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http://www.freefilehosting.org/publi...leassembly.pdf
http://www.freefilehosting.org/publi...0/diffcase.pdf

awesome....thanks
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After looking over the ford service manual i still think that is a job id never try myself. I guess to me its just one of those things that i would drop of at the shop to get done so that i know its done right. If thats something you can do yourself then your the s**t!
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you really don't need a lot of those tools. i did the locker install with a socket set, a small screw driver and some axle grease
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what kind of fluid did you put back in your diff matt?
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75w-90? Mobile 1

then lucas out back, just ask the auto parts store so you get the right stuff

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you really don't need a lot of those tools. i did the locker install with a socket set, a small screw driver and some axle grease
A lunchbox locker install and a differential tear down is two totally different things.
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im not completely tearing down my differential....im just opening it up to take a peak and hopefully see what is grinding...
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Oh if thats all your doing then i dont see there being any problems. If for some reason you take off the cover and nothing is wrong in there at least youll be changing the fluid out!
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A lunchbox locker install and a differential tear down is two totally different things.

well it still shows some weird *** tools you "need" to take the carrier out, atleast thats what i got from skimming it...
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