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Broke Splined Disconnect Housing

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by wink » Sun Oct 30, 2011 1:12 pm

This weekend I thought it would be a good idea to attempt to rebuild my disconnect with the AWD sleeve. Well, after hours of trying to get the housing off the oil pan, this happened.

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So, any thoughts on how to get the rest of it out?
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by The Roadie » Sun Oct 30, 2011 1:16 pm

Drill to weaken it. Chisel. Nothing more elegant is likely to work.
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by hotness » Mon Oct 31, 2011 4:27 pm

Just make sure you have a new housing before you pry that one out because u will not be able to drive it without the intermediate shaft being supported
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by Trail X » Mon Oct 31, 2011 4:36 pm

If you can remove the intermediate shaft, you may be able to hook it from the back side with a bearing attachment and a slide hammer.
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by Gordinho80 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:23 pm

That looks familiar....
Here is my post with what I did.
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by wink » Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:43 am

Thanks for the tips. Unfortunately I wont even get to see my truck until Saturday. In the mean time I'll be hunting down a new housing.
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by v7guy » Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:19 pm

Has anybody found a good way to remove the disconnect without breaking it?
I've been prying on it with a 36" prybar and hitting it with a 5lb sledge and some pipe for a couple hours now. I thought about throwing some heat into it but the whole area is covered in grease from the CV boot blowing up.
I have the truck running right now to get the oil hot and hopefully get the oil pan itself warm so maybe it'll release its grip on the disconnect some.
All the threads i read just say guys hit and pried on it for hours until it came off or they gave up and started again the next day and then it came apart... or they broke it in half.
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by v7guy » Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:46 pm

Nevermind, I just broke it.

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by djthumper » Sat Dec 31, 2011 9:35 pm

sounds like I better get a new housing sitting around before I even attempt this.
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by v7guy » Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:03 pm

yeah, fracking sucks. Amazon has it the cheapest at $398, from there it goes into the $5-600s. At least the shaft is supported by the bearing still stuck in the pan, looks like I'm 3 wheel drive until Wed.
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by DirtyBacon04 » Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:44 pm

Damn this month is not kind to our disco's... I needed another person to pry from the opposite side of the disco, and then just a few heaves, then a couple hoes, and a whole lot of swearing. Then it popped out no problem
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by The Roadie » Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:54 am

DirtyBacon04 wrote:.. I needed another person ...
...and you now know better than to ask me for help after sundown. :cheers:
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by DirtyBacon04 » Sun Jan 01, 2012 2:26 pm

yea, i was severely under-equipped last time i called you. And by under-equipped i mean, i had no beer. Lesson Learned. If your going out by yourself, bring extra beer as a bargaining tool
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by The Roadie » Sun Jan 01, 2012 2:34 pm

Beer also has the advantage of being a currency my wife can't spend. :friday:

Only time I got mud-stuck as a noob city slicker in the Great Borrego Sink, and a local monster truck got me out, all I had to offer was the $60 in my pocket for beer money. They seemed happy.

I think ammo is also a suitable desert extraction currency. :shoot:
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by That1Guy » Sun Jan 01, 2012 5:17 pm

The Roadie wrote:Beer also has the advantage of being a currency my wife can't spend. :friday:

Only time I got mud-stuck as a noob city slicker in the Great Borrego Sink, and a local monster truck got me out, all I had to offer was the $60 in my pocket for beer money. They seemed happy.

I think ammo is also a suitable desert extraction currency. :shoot:

:hijack: All this talk about ammo lately maybe all three of us should meet up at the range and do some shooting :poke: /thread hijack.
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by The Roadie » Sun Jan 01, 2012 6:33 pm

Michael is probably thinking: "PAY $ to go to a range? Are you SHITTING me?"
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by That1Guy » Sun Jan 01, 2012 6:57 pm

The Roadie wrote:Michael is probably thinking: "PAY $ to go to a range? Are you SHITTING me?"

Well I know of a place in plaster city we could shoot at.
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by DirtyBacon04 » Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:38 pm

I usually just go out to somewhere in Cleveland Nat Forest and blast off my 'less then preferred' range ammo
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by That1Guy » Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:01 pm

DirtyBacon04 wrote:I usually just go out to somewhere in Cleveland Nat Forest and blast off my 'less then preferred' range ammo

Hmm never thought of going out there. Thinking about getting myself a 9mm.
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by DirtyBacon04 » Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:12 pm

Best advice i can offer w/ guns is just like i was told by JD when i started moddin my TB. Identify your goals. What do you want the gun for? Liesure, self defense, concealment, hunting, competition, General Purpose, etc. So once thats figured out, go from there.

:hijack: Perhaps this is a thread hijack... Oh, if only there was a "gun thread" :idea: :slap:
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