Gears & Axles - Rear end Removal?
04-26-2012, 05:11 PM
Hey guys. been a while since ive been able to get on. i was having a problem with my rear end makin a slight noise.. well after replacing the transmission and then replacing it agian cause the first one was built wrong. after 80miles on the break in period the rear end went south. springs and metal hunks and chunks were laying in the bottom of the diff. i found a new full rear end for cheap. so now im going to pull mine.
ive looked for a write up but cant seem to find one.
secondly if there isnt one ill jsut wing it. but whats the safest way to remove the coil springs?
out of all the stuff ive done to my/friends cars coil spring removal is something that still makes me nervous.
spring compressors safe enough?
04-26-2012, 05:39 PM
Dropping the rear is actually pretty easy. Just unbolt anything connected to the rear.
Disconnect: Shocks, Torque Arm, LCAs, PHR, E brake cables (disconnect easy from behind the wheel, then slide the cables out), Brake lines (I took the rubber lines out of the mount at the body), ABS harness.
Dont think Im forgetting anything, but drop it slow to make sure everything is disconnected.
As for the springs, support the body, and let the suspension hang. Grab the spring with your hands, and lift it up off the seat, then take it out. Once the suspension is at full droop, there is only a little pressure on the springs. You can unbolt the shocks, and drop it down even further, theyll just about fall out.
I dropped the rear on an 02 Z28 recently, and have done a few sets of lowering springs on a few different Fbodys this way, never an issue.
04-26-2012, 05:43 PM
awesome thanks assuming intallation of the new is reverse of the removal?
as with most things. gonna go start on it right meow!
wish me luck!
04-26-2012, 06:34 PM
here you go, gotta love keliente. I personally can't believe she is real:
04-26-2012, 07:54 PM
awesome thanks weasel!:hail:
kitchen joke had me LOLin!
again thanks man. as i was removing the breaks before i read this i went to pull my rotor off and my entire axle came with it..
think i may have found the problem :P
04-26-2012, 09:19 PM
hell don't thank me, thank her. that said I can't remember how she finishes the install. pay attention that you tighten up at ride height.
04-26-2012, 10:40 PM
well its out hopefully getting the old one tomorrow!
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