Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Small Chassis Trucks > Bronco II
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Bronco II Ford Bronco II

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 07-29-2008, 06:34 PM
Fordpup's Avatar
Fordpup Fordpup is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 82
Fordpup is starting off with a positive reputation.
Exclamation HELP!! Diff pin won't come out!

Hey guys,

I am working on my 86 B2, 4X4, needing to change the rear axle seals,7.5..

The diff pin lockbolt came right out, whole also, but the diff pin just won't come out. It seems to me that it is hanging up in the one spider gear. The diff pin itself will move about 1/8" and thats all.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 07-29-2008, 07:18 PM
danr1 danr1 is online now
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Sand Lake, MI
Posts: 5,010
danr1 has a great reputation on FTE.danr1 has a great reputation on FTE.danr1 has a great reputation on FTE.danr1 has a great reputation on FTE.
Sounds like it may have spun dry or just failed and welded itself to the pin, hard to say from here! lol

Did you try heating the spider gear first, then knocking the pin out? Heating it may expand it enough to get it off.

It should slide right out of the spiders just a smooth as can be, you may end up having to cut it out if its really that stuck.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 07-29-2008, 07:26 PM
Fordpup's Avatar
Fordpup Fordpup is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 82
Fordpup is starting off with a positive reputation.
I will definitely try the heat tomorrow if its not raining. I ran out of enough light to keep working on it tonight. The heat treatment is starting to sound like the way to go. I hope it works. The funny thing is, this was supposed to be my SPRING project... lol.

I will keep you informed on my progress. Many thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 07-30-2008, 03:24 AM
Help I M Stuck Help I M Stuck is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: MARYLAND
Posts: 1,307
Help I M Stuck is starting off with a positive reputation.
that pin will not come all the way out..it will pop out enough to allow you to push the axles in to get the C-clips off.
Just make sure you remove the 8mm retaining bolt that keep it in place first.
__________________
-Jeff
86 Bronco II 4inch suspesnion lift, 3inch body, 35x12.50x15 BFT AT/s and 4:10gears.

05 F250 Superduty Diesel--tows the BII to the trails
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 07-30-2008, 06:22 AM
danr1 danr1 is online now
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Sand Lake, MI
Posts: 5,010
danr1 has a great reputation on FTE.danr1 has a great reputation on FTE.danr1 has a great reputation on FTE.danr1 has a great reputation on FTE.
The pin will come all the way out, it has to clear the space between the spiders to allow the axle shafts to push in.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 07-30-2008, 11:06 AM
Help I M Stuck Help I M Stuck is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: MARYLAND
Posts: 1,307
Help I M Stuck is starting off with a positive reputation.
mine came out enough to give me clearence to push the axles in to get the C-clips off.
__________________
-Jeff
86 Bronco II 4inch suspesnion lift, 3inch body, 35x12.50x15 BFT AT/s and 4:10gears.

05 F250 Superduty Diesel--tows the BII to the trails
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 08-04-2008, 09:49 PM
Fordpup's Avatar
Fordpup Fordpup is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 82
Fordpup is starting off with a positive reputation.
Hey guys.... success!!! Got the axles out and the seals changed. Help I M Stuck was right about enough clearance. There is a channel in the diff pin that allows the axles to be pushed in enough to remove the c-clips.

Worked for me, and I didn't have to beat the gears all up.

Thanks Help I M Stuck!
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 08-07-2008, 06:33 PM
danr1 danr1 is online now
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Sand Lake, MI
Posts: 5,010
danr1 has a great reputation on FTE.danr1 has a great reputation on FTE.danr1 has a great reputation on FTE.danr1 has a great reputation on FTE.
Glad you figured it out, I was under the impression you couldn't move the pin at all to start with.

Been a while, I took the diff out of a 86 and put it in a 88 some time ago now. I striped another one to scrap the body. I do remember completely removing the pin. Just not if it was before or after removing the axles. I don't know why but for some reason "before" comes to mind but it may not have been till after I had em out.

Anyway hope I didn't add any confusion, posting that it would come all the way out first.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 08-08-2008, 10:01 PM
Fordpup's Avatar
Fordpup Fordpup is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 82
Fordpup is starting off with a positive reputation.
No prob, danr1... On a side note, I just changed the rear axle seals in my 1989 F150 2 days ago. That diff pin slid right out. Lucky for me I guess. The lockbolt came out very easy as well. Hardly had a scratch on it. I did replace it with new though.

Funny how things work out. Thanks for all the input guys!
Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2008, 10:01 PM
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Small Chassis Trucks > Bronco II

Tags
axle, dif, diff, differential, gear, gm, main, pin, rear, spider, stuck, wont

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup