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jackag91
03-01-2007, 05:51 PM
Since it is off the car, I figured I would change the oil seals, check the bearing, clean and paint the differential on my TR6.

I got the case open. I removed the inner shafts. I pulled the carrier bearing caps. All with surprising ease.

Then I came to the part about using the S101 tool. Is there any work arounds for not having this tool? Or should I just put everything back together, since it all looks like it is good to go?

Jack

MadMarx
03-01-2007, 06:30 PM
I do often diffs and never used the spreader tool.
The pretensioned cage slips in without and you can FEEL how much tension you have.
Just take car the the bearing rings don't go sideways while pushing it in, hold them together.

Cheers
Chris

PeterK
03-01-2007, 08:02 PM
Mine (4A) went in and came out without the need for the tool also.

Greg_Blake
03-01-2007, 08:17 PM
I wrapped some wire rope around the carrier and suspended it from my vise then used a hammer to apply enough incentive to get the carrier out. I think someone on this forum suggested that method to me. Make sure you have some thing ready to catch the diff. I had my floor jack just beneath with a few towels and rags soften the drop. It went back in with little effort.

Greg

jackag91
03-01-2007, 09:47 PM
Thanks, I will give it a try tomorrow.

DNK
03-02-2007, 12:19 AM
Jack you got a camera. One day I will do it.

MadMarx
03-02-2007, 02:23 AM
To extract the cage.....

Take two big screwdrivers. Slip them from both sides into the cage and then some lever action and the cage comes out.

jackag91
03-02-2007, 02:14 PM
To extract the cage.....

Take two big screwdrivers. Slip them from both sides into the cage and then some lever action and the cage comes out.

I used this technique and it just poped right out with no effort at all.

DNK
03-02-2007, 02:50 PM
Are you taking photos??

jackag91
03-02-2007, 03:02 PM
I will post them later. When I remember to bring up the camera from the garage.

Sorry about that.

jackag91
03-02-2007, 03:03 PM
One other question.
Is there a trick to getting the pinon oil seal out?

MadMarx
03-02-2007, 06:00 PM
Take a smaller screwdriver, stitch it in and pull it out.
The ring will be scrap after.

jackag91
03-03-2007, 01:41 PM
To extract the cage.....

Take two big screwdrivers. Slip them from both sides into the cage and then some lever action and the cage comes out.

Here is a picture for the screwdriver technique. It is as simple as it sounds.
https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v169/hellsfurry/P1010530.jpg

MadMarx
03-03-2007, 05:09 PM
Well done mate....you're making good progress!

jackag91
03-03-2007, 06:01 PM
I was real surprised how good of condition the internals were. I set up one of those electric rust removal systems to take off the rust and then I will paint it with some of the eastwood paint and wait for my oil seals to come in, before I put it back together.