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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-01-2001, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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Dana 30 carrier removal?

Last night I was taking apart my front end (Dana 30) from my 77 CJ7 to put in a Lock-rite locker in. The axels, seals, diff cover were off and then the trouble began, the carrier was not coming out. Neither the haynes manual nor the locker instructions say anything on taking the carrier out, can anybody help?

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Re: Dana 30 carrier removal?

if the axle shafts are out, and the pinion nut is off, they usually pop right out.. sometimes they need a little prying... and a ru8bber mallet of the pinion(not a great idea)allways works if nothing else.
make sure you dont gouge the surface of the housing when you pry, or you'll get a leak

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Re: Dana 30 carrier removal?

you can also sit the housing on two blocks right next to the pumpkin. Position the housing so the carrier will be removed straight up. Have two people sit on the ends of the housing. This will provide leverage to slightly spread the pumpkin and let the carrier out. They also make a tool that attaches to the pumpkin to spread it but hey I never use a tool for it's correct purpose.

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Re: Dana 30 carrier removal?

I did this with the axle removed from the vehicle but it might work for you.

I put two bottle jacks on either side of the pumpkin.
I placed a heavy duty pry bar across the bottle jacks
I then wrapped a small chain around the carrier and the pry bar.
Then I slowly used the jacks, making sure nothing started to bind and out it popped.

The special tool for this is called in AMC-ese a W-129 Spreader. Its three pieces of steel connected together in a "C" shape. The two unattached ends have a threaded rod and nut. The unit is dropped on top of the pumpkin. You spin the nut and it stretches the pumpkin. If any one wants a picture i can scan one from the service manual and post.



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Re: Dana 30 carrier removal?

Thanks guys,
I will try your advice, when I get home later!

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Re: Dana 30 carrier removal?

Pry on the carrier from both sides, very gently and uniformly, until the carrier pops out. It shouldn't take too much, I did both of mine without any problems and in very little time. I used two crowbars, wedged under the ring gear, and "popped" them out using one fluid movement.

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Re: Dana 30 carrier removal?

Now that I have gotten the carrier out, I am having a huge problem getting the cross shaft pin out, does anybody have any suggestions.














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Re: Dana 30 carrier removal?

Use a long center punch to remove the roll pin, then tap the cross shaft out. Try some PB on the roll pin. I put mine back in with some loctite to make sure it doesn't move.

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Re: Dana 30 carrier removal?

Thanks Alot,
the lockers is now in, hopefully I will be able to put the front end on the jeep this week end. (keep in mind here in Canada it is bloody cold).
Again thank you very much,
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Re: Dana 30 carrier removal?

Sorry to bother you guys again,
Is it possible to install the lock-rite locker the wrong way because I was just speaking to a friend and he said he installed it backwards in his first try. But in the instructions it does not specify what order to do it.

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