I need to be in new york city by thursday morning, public transporation
isnt an option.
I drive a 2001 crown vic with a 8.8" trac-lok rear end.
I rebuilt the carrier, and replaced the carrier bearings, and when i
went to put it back in, it didnt fit, well it did, but not well. so i
did what any guy in a hurry would do, used a 2x4 and a sledge hammer to
put it into place (bearings loaded properly, and shims evenly placed on
bearing cups). took a while but i got it in, stuck, but its in, shims
are lopsided but the bearings cups do not appear to be, but its in.
put the bearing cap holder things back on, and torqued them to about
40lbs, and everything moved fine. then torqued the caps down to the
reccommended 77lbs, and now the carrier will NOT move, and the other
wheel just spins. me and my buddy each took a wheel with full force,
couldnt budge it. loosened them up a bit, moved fine.
i went under, used an oil filter grabber thing and put it on the
driveshaft, put all my might into it, wouldnt budge, but it did loose.
im supposed to have left 4 hours ago :-/ ill be checking this
frequently, any help is appreciated. im thinking about trying to get
the carrier unstuck and put it in again (does this differential need to
be stretched like dana's?) I have extra shims, smaller ones, maybe?
id like to call that plan b