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Icon5 traction lock ?? how to get apart

i got a rear end from some one and it has a traction lock in it and i need the axles out of it but i cant seam to get the c lips off the end of the exles i looked in my dads helms ford book wich is about 1 foot thick and it dosent tell squat about traction lock im stumped!?
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You have to pull that s-spring, take a small bolt out of the big center pin that holds the spider gears, then pull the pin out.

Maybe you don't have to pull the spring though, not sure. You do to refit it with a LockRite or NoSlip locker, but you may be able to remove the axles without taking it out.

Once the center pin is out, then, you push the axles IN, and take the c-clips out, then pull the axles out.

You can't push the axles in far enough to get the c-clips out without removing the center pin first. The center pin is retained with a single "peg" bolt.
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oh thats the other thing the pin in the center dosent come out all the way (it has a flat spot about 3/4 of the way then it stops(dosent clear the ring gear)) if it could get that out i think i could get it out (maybe)
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That should be enough. What gear ratio do you have, like 4.56 or something? They're not usually flatted I didn't think if you don't have a real thick ring gear. I have 4.56 in my 8.8 and it requires the flatted pin.

Usually, when you get it that far out, there's room to push the axles inward -- are you saying it's not enough clearance? Have you tried taking the pin out in the other direction?
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yup i tryed getting it out in both directions but in the opposit direction it wont evean start because its not flatened
i dont know the ratio all i know is that it came eout of a ranger or a branco i have the tag though, im serching now but no results
also im temped to bend the big "spring" just enough to nock the c clip out ?
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Pull the spring out. If you can push the axles in and the spring is in the way, remove it. It's a pain to put back in, but what the heck, it can be done.
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yeah me and my dad where just taking and we said the same thing ill try it tomorrow and see
also how hard it it to remove the ring gear and put another one on?
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I do it like this:

REMOVAL:

Remove all the bolts from the ring gear.

Get some bolts smaller diameter than the originals so they fit in loosely. Get as many as there were ring gear bolts -- they must also be about 3/4" longer.

Turn the diff on it's side and put all the long bolts in the holes where the original's were.

Now hammner moderately in a circular pattern around on the bolts and the ring gear slowly slips off. You don't have to hammer too hard. Just take your time and it comes off in a couple of minutes max.

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Heat your oven up to 200 degrees and put the ring gear in there on a piece of foil and let it soak for 15-20 minutes.

Using good gloves, take it out of the oven and slip it on the diff. Align the holes fast before it cools. There's enough time, though. When you tighten it down, it'll pull fully into place in case it wasn't quite.
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probly gonna have a rough time gettin the s-spring out w/o gettin the cross shaft out first.
need to know what ratio and some pics might help.
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does any one have a site that will tell me the ratio via the tag (not the sticky) i serched last nite but didnt find anything
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well according to this site i have a 4:10 ratio ill get pics later
http://andersonimprovements.com/hobb...rentialid.html
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yea, if you have a 7.5 and 4.10s it will have a notched crosspin. all you have to do is drop the crosspin out as far as it will go and then push an axle inwards to get the c-clip off (the tires and drums are off the axle right?) it can be a bit tight with the spring in there, but the axles do go in enough to get the c-clip out even with the spring in there.
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That's the same thing I told him several posts back, lol. Maybe he'll listen to you!
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yeah i listened lol i was dark the first time i posted so it was hard to see and the next day within 5 min i had the axles out lol but i didnt have to do it since my truck is a 8.8 and this was a 7.5 well i guess it will go on ebay :( i really wantedd a traction lock but oh well
thanks for all the help
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