Trouble removing front differential - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old January 24th, 2010, 12:56 AM
chris snell's Avatar
chris snell
Status: Offline
Chris Snell
87 Ex-MOD 110
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Kansas
Posts: 2,439
Trouble removing front differential

I'm having some trouble removing my front diff. Axles have been pulled and I've removed all of the nuts that hold the diff into the housing. I can wiggle it away from the axle about 1/2" but it won't clear the ends of the studs. I think--but I'm not sure--that it might be hanging up on the passenger side of the sway bar linkage.

Rave is useless and just tells me to pull the diff out. If only!

I've tried hosing it down with brake parts cleaner and that helped a little bit but it's still being a bastard.

Any suggestions on how to get this bugger out?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old January 24th, 2010, 08:39 AM
TDI Guy's Avatar
TDI Guy
Status: Offline
Randy
2015 LR4
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: NJ
Posts: 4,573
Registry
Sometimes you have to pry it out with 2 pry bars or big screw drivers. Lever it back and forth. Be careful. Its heavy and you dont want to drop it on your dome while under it.
__________________
Legend in My Own Mind.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old January 24th, 2010, 09:02 AM
KevinNY's Avatar
KevinNY
Status: Offline
Kevin Buckley
1973 coiler
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Guilderland,NY
Posts: 1,460
The front is more difficult than the rear I find because of the angle, it sits on the studs and has to be lifted at the same time it is pulled to the rear. It binds up on the studs if you get it canted, I've found it's best to seat it back flush and try again rather than yank on it. You'll get it with a little patience.
__________________
'73 SeriesIII coiler,"The Goat", Daihatsu 2.8TD,Santana,Ashcroft,ARB's,etc., now SOLD
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old January 24th, 2010, 10:53 AM
dave_lucas's Avatar
dave_lucas
Status: Offline
Dave Lucas
None
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: CO USA
Posts: 3,126
I just pulled one and had to use a pry bar to LIGHTLY pry on each side and the bottom till it was off the studs enough to pull it by hand.

they just tend to bind if you do not get them pulled exactly straight off the studs

ohh and X2 on making sure it does not fall on you... that hurts
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old January 24th, 2010, 06:08 PM
chris snell's Avatar
chris snell
Status: Offline
Chris Snell
87 Ex-MOD 110
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Kansas
Posts: 2,439
Thanks guys, that helped. I finally got it off. Had to lower the sway bar to get it out of the way. Diff still didn't want to pull out. My wife Rachel was watching and suggested that I spray the posts on the housing down with "lube". I laughed at the suggestion but doused them with brake cleaner to appease her. Whaddayaknow, the damned thing came right off after that. She positioned the floor jack and lowered it down. What a woman.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old January 24th, 2010, 06:49 PM
Ren Ching's Avatar
Ren Ching
Status: Offline
Skinny Pete
'84 90 "Yamelo"/'88 RRC "Chewbacca"
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Downtown
Posts: 4,696
Registry
Cool, maybe she can help you stick it back in.


Quote:
Originally Posted by chris snell View Post
Thanks guys, that helped. I finally got it off. Had to lower the sway bar to get it out of the way. Diff still didn't want to pull out. My wife Rachel was watching and suggested that I spray the posts on the housing down with "lube". I laughed at the suggestion but doused them with brake cleaner to appease her. Whaddayaknow, the damned thing came right off after that. She positioned the floor jack and lowered it down. What a woman.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old February 20th, 2010, 08:41 PM
chris snell's Avatar
chris snell
Status: Offline
Chris Snell
87 Ex-MOD 110
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Kansas
Posts: 2,439
Well, the GBR thirds came in and when I went to put them on today, I noticed that four of the studs in the housing are too short to make it through the third member housings. I called Bill and he is overnighting me some longer studs on Monday.

Bill says that he's never seen a D-90 with the short studs, but when another local D90 owner stopped by my house, we checked and his has the short studs, too. We both have very early 1994 trucks.

What's the story on this?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old February 20th, 2010, 08:46 PM
Antichrist's Avatar
Antichrist
Status: Offline
Tom Rowe
Defender/Disco/Series/MoD
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA USA
Posts: 1,280
FWIW I did notice when I was messing around with a Series housing and D90 diff that the Series studs are shorter.
__________________
Tom Rowe
Atlanta, GA

Four wheel drive allows you to get stuck
in places even more inaccessible.

62 88 Regular
67 109 6cyl NADA x2
74 Lightweight - The Antichrist
95 DI 5-speed
95 D90 5-speed
97 D1 Automatic
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old February 20th, 2010, 08:57 PM
evilfij's Avatar
evilfij
Status: Offline
evilfij
I have never seen a rover in person
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: on the internet
Posts: 14,688
Quote:
Originally Posted by chris snell View Post

What's the story on this?
Land Rover is retarded. This is now my standard answer for weird stuff like that.
__________________
*not legal advice*
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old February 20th, 2010, 09:18 PM
Uncle Douglas's Avatar
Uncle Douglas
Status: Offline
Doug Crowther
A defender in every driveway-motto
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Gods Country- Central Virginia
Posts: 11,832
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ren Ching View Post
Cool, maybe she can help you stick it back in.
always nice
__________________
Good judgement comes from experience,experience comes from bad judgement.

Dividing Creek Imports
Worldwide Vehicle Shipment and Importation Service
Restoration & Modification work


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

410.693.1391


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old February 20th, 2010, 11:18 PM
chris snell's Avatar
chris snell
Status: Offline
Chris Snell
87 Ex-MOD 110
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Kansas
Posts: 2,439
So here is one of the bolts. Out of curiosity, what is the technical name for this type of bolt? I've never seen any like these before.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/defender90/4374189027/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/defender90/4374938142/
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old February 20th, 2010, 11:48 PM
ini88's Avatar
ini88
Status: Offline
Daniel Marcello
Alloy+Grit Creative Director
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Queens, NY
Posts: 2,816
looks like a hub stud bolt. don't know how technical that is.

I just did my diffs twice. I put a 10 spline in without looking and then one had a messed up pinion. so I did 4 diffs in two weekends outside in 20 degree weather sucked real bad. I found that if you hit the diff with a small sledge it will unseal itself and will be easy to pull off that way.
__________________
1955 Series I
1975 FC101 Vampire
1994 Defender 90 #916
1967 Lancia Fulvia
1974 Alfa Romeo GTV
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old February 21st, 2010, 12:17 AM
revor's Avatar
revor
Status: Offline
Keith Kreutzer
Old beat up 110
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Longmont, Colorado
Posts: 998
It's simply a splined stud 3/8 USNF, pretty much unobtainium unless from LR... I've seen shorties one the outside 4 in trucks up to 99.

Keep in mind in doing Toyota conversions we don't use these, so if you need some guys don't be shy I have a drawer of them.
__________________
Keith

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



Big, Red and ... aaa Red..
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old February 21st, 2010, 12:25 AM
chris snell's Avatar
chris snell
Status: Offline
Chris Snell
87 Ex-MOD 110
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Kansas
Posts: 2,439
Thanks, Keith, I appreciate the offer. Bill is overnighting me some on Monday. I'm just bummed that I couldn't put the diffs in this weekend.

...another few days of staring at the LongTracks CVs and axles on my bench and dreaming.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old February 21st, 2010, 12:51 AM
revor's Avatar
revor
Status: Offline
Keith Kreutzer
Old beat up 110
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Longmont, Colorado
Posts: 998
Horrible... Just horrible! All that waiting!!!!
Actually they're pretty to look at, I keep one next to the bed at night so that I may have nice dreams!
__________________
Keith

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



Big, Red and ... aaa Red..
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old February 21st, 2010, 09:18 AM
TDI Guy's Avatar
TDI Guy
Status: Offline
Randy
2015 LR4
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: NJ
Posts: 4,573
Registry
They sure are perdy...
__________________
Legend in My Own Mind.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions

Tags
differential, vin

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FREE: D90 Front Drive Shaft and Differential Guts coryhula For Sale - Parts 3 January 6th, 2009 03:54 PM
Removing S/T Front Sliding windows Frankie Carbone Misc. Chit-Chat 3 July 28th, 2008 10:28 AM
Trouble shoot diff with out removing? D90user Defender Technical Discussions 18 November 14th, 2007 07:53 AM
TOO MUCH STUFF, Disco/RRC/Series/Defender/P38 GARAGE SALE RedRhinoProducts For Sale - Parts 5 May 20th, 2006 09:19 PM
Removing front shocks Trevor Tarr Defender Technical Discussions 5 April 10th, 2005 04:51 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:30 PM.


Copyright