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post #1 of 4 Old 10-24-2011, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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Do I need to set my gear lash?

I installed a lunchbox locker in my front d30 but had to remove the carrier and ring gear because it was the think ring gear. I didn't touch the pinion at all. I installed the locker then reinstalled the carrier and torqued the bearing caps to spec. Will my gear lash be altered?

I've checked with other forums and all of them removed the pinion and therefore need to set the lash. I cannot find the answer to my specific situation. Please help, I want to drive my 94 YJ again! Thanks

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post #2 of 4 Old 10-24-2011, 01:56 PM
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You reinstalled the same ring gear? You reinstalled the same bearings, shims, and caps on the same sides they came from? Then no, you don't have to check anything. It is still the same as it was before you took it apart, however good or bad that was.

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post #3 of 4 Old 10-24-2011, 02:27 PM
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You should make sure it is the same as before. If it changed, you did something wrong and can pull it back apart before any permanent damage is done.

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You reinstalled the same ring gear? You reinstalled the same bearings, shims, and caps on the same sides they came from? Then no, you don't have to check anything. It is still the same as it was before you took it apart, however good or bad that was.
Yes, this is what I did. Thanks for the insight. I know ideally I should check it but I won't be able to for a couple weeks. Thanks
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