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post #1 of 15 Old 10-11-2021, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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Axle C Clip Help

Replacing the rear differential in my 04 wrangler with another dana 35 and i can't get the c clip to go back on the driverside axle. Im using the same shims that were with the old carrier so maybe thats the issue? I only need just a little bit more and ive tried using a screwdriver to pry the axle forward but its still not enough. Any help would be super. This is the first time ive attempted something like this and i may be messing up by not taking the wheels off the axle. Feel free to call me an idiot.

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post #2 of 15 Old 10-11-2021, 03:04 PM
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Did you completely remove the axle shafts? One is slightly shorter than the other.

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post #3 of 15 Old 10-11-2021, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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Did you completely remove the axle shafts? One is slightly shorter than the other.
I did not completely remove them. Thanks Jerry.
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post #4 of 15 Old 10-11-2021, 04:48 PM
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I would think you are using both the pinion and ring gear from the new Dana 35 and not just replacing the carrier assembly. If you have set up the gear set correctly it will go in provided you are using compatible parts.. By all means remove the road wheel and try again just using the axle. There should be lots of room to spare.

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post #5 of 15 Old 10-11-2021, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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I misspoke all i bought was the new carrier that came with inside gears, bearings and racer. I am reusing the ring and pinion gears as they both look fine. When i noticed the problem and pulled off the differential housing the spider gears were chewed up and the carrier housing had cracks in it.
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If you have not resolved your problem, it might be a good idea to compare the new carrier with the old one, Measure various thicknesses etc. that should be the same, you may find something that doesn't match.

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post #7 of 15 Old 10-12-2021, 06:23 PM
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Did you install the cross pin too soon? That limits how far into the carrier the shafts can go.
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post #8 of 15 Old 10-15-2021, 08:23 AM Thread Starter
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Great idea! Ill measure the old against the new and see if i cant further delineate what is going on. Could be my bearing isnt seated all the way.

I did remove the pin Jerry and i also took out the spider gears just to be sure.
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post #9 of 15 Old 10-15-2021, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
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I measured the old carrier vs the new one and the new one is about a 1/4 inch taller where the driver axle comes in. The bearing looks completely seated. The platform where the ring gear sits looks lower than on the old one the only thing i can think of is where the "spider" gear sits is higher than the old one. Not sure what that gear is called. Any ideas or is it time for a new part?
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post #10 of 15 Old 10-15-2021, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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The discrepancy is where the pinion gear sits for the driver side axle. Thicker than oe
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post #11 of 15 Old 10-15-2021, 05:17 PM
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It sounds to me like you have the wrong carrier, imo the easiest route would be to locate either a suitable carrier, although you would still need to set up the gears correctly; or find a complete drum to drum replacement of the correct ratio. Although you have not yet filled out your Jeep specs on your profile page the ratio could be one of the following:3.07, 3.73, 4.11, 4.56. These ratios depend on transmission and engine usage. Note too that there may be different carriers used.

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What do you mean drum to drum replacement? I called jeep and told them my VIN it is a 3.73 gear ratio. Im returning the old carrier and ordering a different one that should be a match.

Also i tried to update my profile and couldnt find where i put my jeep info in. Im new i apologize.
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I mean go to a breakers yard and get a complete assembly

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post #14 of 15 Old 10-18-2021, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
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Took the tire and rotor off and the axle slid far enough in to put the c clip on. Should have done that in the beginning. Thanks for all the help everyone.
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post #15 of 15 Old 10-18-2021, 01:14 PM
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I mean go to a breakers yard and get a complete assembly
For about the same money buy a 44 and be done with it

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