Hi Gang, I am new to this site and need some advise Please.
I handed down an 85 5th Ave to my son. The other night he lost drive and the right axle had moved out from the axle housing.
We took it apart and found the c-clip had fallen out. Here is where the fun begins.
We need to remove the carrier assembly from the axle housing.
We removed the axles but we can not remove any of the spider gears, the cross pin bolt broke. The bolt was removed but the insert is in the cross pin. We can spin the cross pin yet we can not slide it through the carrier assembly. So we want to remove the carrier assembly. I removed the 2 bearing caps but we can not pull the carrier assembly out. It moves towards me some but not all the way. Is there something else holding on to the bearings?? I saw an old training video that talks about the 7.25 rear and it mentioned that a tool was required which was inserted in the axle housing which loosened some adjuster. Is this system used on my 85 rear axle.
Any help would be appreciated.
M326697 - Mike t.