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lock right installation

Iam trying to install a lock right in a dana 44 from a 72 cj5 but I can not figure out why the cross shaft that I bought with the locker will not stay in place. If this thing moves around in there it will wind up hitting the pinion gear.

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Re: lock right installation

Did you put the retaining pin back in?? When you do that, that cross shaft doesn't move more than about 1/16 of an inch!

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Re: lock right installation

when I took out the old cross shaft there was 2 hard small clips that fit into groves on the cross shaft, now the new cross shaft has 4 flat spaces, 2 on each side with no groves for the clips to fit in. I tried to put them back on but they just pop out. The new cross shaft was clearly marked dana 44

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Re: lock right installation

It sounds like you are missing a piece or have the wrong piece.

Does the new cross shaft have a hole through it at one end? If so, there should be either a roll-pin that presses (taps in with a punch) through the carrier and through that hole or there should be a small retaining bolt that goes through the carrier and cross shaft.

If the new shaft doesn't have a hole, then you probably need one just like the one that came out. That is what I would guess.

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Re: lock right installation

Another option if the wrong cross shaft got sent to you is to reuse the stock cross shaft. My lockright didn't come with a cross shaft, I'm just using a stock cross shaft in the carrier.

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Re: lock right installation

I looked at the carrier & it don't have a hole to put any kind of pin through

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Re: lock right installation

If it were my Jeep, I would put the stock one back in to get back on the road, but I would find out if the locker was supposed to come with the stronger version, and if so, get it and replace it later.

If there is not a hole for a cross pin, then the retaining clips are there to do their job.


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Re: lock right installation

Some lock rights dont come with the "hardened cross shafts" - depends on where you buy it from - I have a buddy who is running a '75 CJ5 with a D44 & lock-rite in the rear with the original cross-shaft, its been about 3 years & a decent amount of Jeepin' & no problems.

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