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Re: Inspecting/cleaning a Detroit Locker
I'm sorry but I have no firsthand experience at dissassembling one. I own one, and I remember on the labeling it said not to disassemble it. I don't think disassembly is necessary to clean it, as the parts are fairly "course" in inside. I'd remove the bearings and replace them, then clean the whole unit in a solvent tank. Not sure if I'd risk using a pressure washer at a machine shop. The kind that is like a big dishwasher with high pressure sprayers inside? As long as it didn't cause significant corrosion, it might be a good way to wash out any particles stuck inside that might later affect the ring and pinion or bearings. As for testing it, you will likely need it in an axle to get the final answer.