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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-29-2002, 08:19 AM Thread Starter
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Gear setup necessary after axle housing swap?

Am I correct in assuming that it is not necessary to re-set gears if all you are doing is a housing swap? I can check everything to be sure, I am just curious about how much time to allow when swapping complete ring/pinion/case to another housing.

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PS This is for swapping Narrow-trac parts to wide-trac housings.

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Re: Gear setup necessary after axle housing swap?

It should be close. You will have to check the pattern. Start with the shims that were in the old housing in the same order and check. I've seen it go both ways.
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Re: Gear setup necessary after axle housing swap?

I just replaced my D44 housing after bending an axle tube and breaking the pumkin housing. Everything went back together fine, I checked the gear pattern and had a professional double check it. It should be fine but always a good idea to double check, especially in a rear axle.
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Re: Gear setup necessary after axle housing swap?

I would think if anything is off it would be backlash, easy enough to check.
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Re: Gear setup necessary after axle housing swap?

its dependant upon the machinging tolerences in teh housing it self.

to be safe check it, the later AMC years are probably closer to one another than the early years as production techniques and equipment got better.

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Re: Gear setup necessary after axle housing swap?

Or worse as it wore out.
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Re: Gear setup necessary after axle housing swap?

I don't know a lot about this subject, but I do know that if the number of faces on the pinion has a common divisor as the number on the ring, you have to put them back the same way. For instance, if the ring and pinion are both even, the odd faces on the pinion never come into contact with the even faces on the ring. They develop different wear patterns and will cause problems if not reinstalled in the same relationship.

I would suspect that the tolerances would require it to be reset.
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Re: Gear setup necessary after axle housing swap?

I haven't actually done this myself, but it seems like the pinion depth is dependant on the housing. The shims are to position it from the bearings to the offset marked from the centerline of the ring gear.
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Re: Gear setup necessary after axle housing swap?

Tom, Since the machining tolerences of the housing can affect all, preload, backlash and pinion depth, going from one housing to another, I would do a complete setup. Your current shim stacks should be a good starting point. Taz also makes a very good point. You should mark your set for proper re-alignment when removing from old housing.
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