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68 rear Diff bushings (Read 1017 times)
Jan 31st, 2015 at 6:01am

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Okay, I have the new rear differential carrier to chassis bushing set. This is no where as easy as expected. to remove the old bolt that secures the bushings I sprayed the old bolt good with PB blaster no luck. I cant get the bolt loose it just spins and there does not seem to be any wrench that I can get in on the top bolt, no room, its in a well of the crossmember and the rear diff brackets in the way. I managed to get a grab on the top bolt with a box wrench (sight unseen) briefly but the lower nut is on so tight it wouldnt give and the wrench went flying. Haven't been able to get a grip on the top bolt since. resorted to a torch on lower nut. No luck but the lock washer crumbled when I tried loosening it again. Any suggestions on this?

Also, the drive shaft sits right above where the replacement bolt/ upper cushion goes. Looks like the new bolt is long enough that it wont align with the hole to put it through do to the drive shaft above it. Not sure if this is the case but it looks iffy. Hoping I dont have to remove the drive shaft to get this done.
 
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Reply #1 - Jan 31st, 2015 at 7:00am

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Reply #2 - Jan 31st, 2015 at 12:07pm

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You will save yourself a lot of  grief if you remove the driveshaft to access the top bolt................Jack
 

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Reply #3 - Jan 31st, 2015 at 1:54pm

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I agree with Jack & then you can replace or check the ujoints & rubber bushings. It never ends Shocked
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Reply #4 - Feb 1st, 2015 at 11:14am

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mission accomplished without removing drive shaft   Grin
 
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