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How do you get out the rearend gears?

I cannot get them out they seem to be stuck

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  • christine746 Jan 23, 2009

    he is pulling the differential gears out and they are stuck

  • christine746 Jan 23, 2009

    it is a 9 1/4 355 gears, axels are pulled out, trying to remove carrier..... wont budge

  • christine746 Jan 24, 2009

    thanks for the info we still havent gotten it apart yet though we'll let you know how it goes.. if ya got any more ideas keep em comin'

  • christine746 Jan 24, 2009

    thanks for the link it has a bit of what we are trying to do

  • christine746 Jan 25, 2009

    Heads up s not a 3/4... dunno the size and we are wondering where to even get the tool require to get it off

  • christine746 Jan 25, 2009

    i am in edmoonton alberta canada

  • ratchethands May 11, 2010

    First off, have you pulled the axles? Secondly which gears are you trying to remove, the spider gears, the ring and pinion, or the whole carrier? Either way, you must remove the axles. If you just wanna remove the spider gears, the axles and the pin between the spider gears not on the axles must be removed. some have a bolt on one end that holds it in place, and some are secured with a roll pin. If you wanna pull the ring and pinion...thats a bit more complicated which involves adjustments and preloads on bearings.

  • David Robinson May 11, 2010

    Are you pulling the differential gears out of your rearend?



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It can be dune with out the proper tools. just make sure to check the patern of the gears after you get it back together. if its not right it will wear premature. the new gears should come with the instructions and a gear paint hope we have helped

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Is this a 9-11 rear end. Make sure axles are pulled out. As you pull the carrier out the pinion has to be able to turn. Remove drive shaft. If it still won't come out rotate the ring gear and turn the pinion at the same time. Let me know if this works. Good luck.

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  • David Robinson Jan 23, 2009

    Sorry I meant 9 and 1/4 rear end.

  • David Robinson Jan 23, 2009

    It sounds like the adjuster is real tight. If you look down the axle housing shaft you will see a hex shaped adjuster. You might be able to rent the adjusting tool either way you'll need it to reset the side play and runout.You might be able to make a tool out of a 3/4" pipe. It sucks but, you can do it without the tool. good luck.

  • David Robinson Jan 24, 2009

    Use this link to see an exploded view of the rear end. You can see the adjusters that have to be turned to loosen the carrier. Good luck.

  • David Robinson Jan 25, 2009

    What I have used is a 3/4" galvanized pipe which is about 1" O.D. Now the adjuster is a hex shape so I crimped the end of the pipe with a hammer a little bit at a time until the pipe would jam into the hex enough to grip the adjuster and turn it. The adjuster shouldn't be too tight and there is an adjuster on both sides of the carrier.

    Also you can use a punch and a hammer to turn the adjuster from inside.

    Go to this site and they will tell you more.

    Usually I cheated and went to my Uncles who is a retired master mechanic from Dodge and used his tools or conned him into doing it for me. What state are you in? I might have a contact for you.

    Good luck.

  • David Robinson Jan 25, 2009

    Oops I'm in Az. I'll try and see if my Uncle has a cheat to help you but, that last link shows you what you need to do.

    I converted my Power Wagon to 3/4 ton Dana 60s so I haven't had to mess with a 9 1/4 for years.



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