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Old 12-09-2018, 06:34 PM   #1
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If you want to pull out the rear axles and ring gear for inspection which side does it pull out?

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Old 12-09-2018, 06:41 PM   #2
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Both axles and gears can be removed from the drivers side .
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Old 12-09-2018, 06:45 PM   #3
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Both axles and gears can be removed from the drivers side .
Thanks, I didn't want to trust my memory.

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Old 12-09-2018, 09:05 PM   #4
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Thanks, I didn't want to trust my memory.

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Seems to me that would be a lot more work then just pulling the whole rear end. Besides, how are you going to check and reset the preload?
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Both axles and gears can be removed from the drivers side .
Huh??
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The attached link is to an article about how to remove the axle assemblies from a rear axle assembly with out removing the entire rear from the car.


http://www.santaanitaas.org/wp-conte...-REAR-AXLE.pdf


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All in perspective

It kinda depends on which side of the road you drive on.
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In that case it would be the left side . I always use the drivers side term for our LHD cars because it is less confusing to some .
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In that case it would be the left side . I always use the drivers side term for our LHD cars because it is less confusing to some .
I understand why some of you do that but I can't for the life of me understand why instructions for the istallation of things do the same. For example, I saw ionstructions on how to install con rods say that the scoop should face the passenger's side. I wonder if someone from over here would be covered by warranty if they did just that. Right and left makes much more sense - it is universal.y understood, surley.
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In that case it would be the left side . I always use the drivers side term for our LHD cars because it is less confusing to some .
Jaguars refer to sides as the NEAR side & the OFF sides, depending on whichaway you're GOING!!! The wheel knock offs are labeled as such!
Even parts have their own terminology, like, the BOOT, the SCUTTLE, the WING, the BOOT, the HOOD, the DRIVE AXLE, and the list goes ON & ON!
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>>SCUTTLE, the WING, the BOOT, the HOOD

I'd say cowl, the mudguard, the boot and the hood. Sort of half and half ...


Definition of "scuttle" on the web.
"The scuttle panel is most usually the part between windscreen and bonnet, where the windscreen wipers are mounted - in roadsters, the top panel of the dashboard can also have the same name...

The panel between the engine compartment and passenger compartment (the vertical panel) is the bulkhead.

It's origin in this sense is said to be linked to the "scuttles" on board sailing ships, which were hatches cut in the deck and covered with a "lid" - some say the root is the Old French word "escoutille", which is the origin of "scuttling" a ship - you opened all the hatches, letting the sea in and sinking the ship..."
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In my model a the scoops always face the cam side of engine .
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[QUOTE=Synchro909;1704189]I understand why some of you do that but I can't for the life of me understand why instructions for the istallation of things do the same. For example, I saw ionstructions on how to install con rods say that the scoop should face the passenger's side. I wonder if someone from over here would be covered by warranty if they did just that. Right and left makes much more sense - it is universal.y understood, surley.[/QUOTE


I think that the confusion comes in on how to determine which side is left or right . Left or right is determined when sitting in the car . We sit on the left side here to drive the car so drivers side better describes the left . You might be surprised how many body parts get ordered for the wrong side .
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Seems to me that would be a lot more work then just pulling the whole rear end. Besides, how are you going to check and reset the preload?
The rear end is already out, I just wanted to check the condition of the gears and wear pattern. I assume if you reassemble the axle with the same thickness shims that adjustment would not be necessary, any comment from anyone?

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I replaced the right rear axle on my September 29 with the rear end in the car . I removed both hubs and drums . I removed the bolts on the left side of the banjo and removed the left axle housing . I was able to remove both axles and differential out the left side . I didn't disturb or remove the gasket . I put gasket sealer on the old gasket and put it back together . It worked out good , no leaks and is quite as ever . The hardest thing was the placement and setup of the jack stands .
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Old 12-10-2018, 12:18 PM   #18
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If you want to pull out the rear axles and ring gear for inspection which side does it pull out?

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i would have to say if all you want to do is look at the ring and pinion,
then just take the right axle tube off then you will be able to take a look see at the gears and such, without disturbing much

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i would have to say if all you want to do is look at the ring and pinion,
then just take the right axle tube off then you will be able to take a look see at the gears and such, without disturbing much

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I left everything undisturbed, drained the oil and filled the housing with kerosene as a flush. I then rotated the assembly a dozen times from each side, drained it, and dried it out with a stream of air from a hair dryer directed into the fill hole. Then, with a light shined into the fill hole and a mini-borescope into the drain hole, I was able clearly see the condition of the ring and pinion as the assembly was rotated. A partial view of the axle teeth can also be made as well. Without a borescope, if you cock your head just so from the right side, you can see just the ring and pinion teeth.
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Just remember with old Ford Banjo rear ends, and ONLY old Ford rear ends, "Left is right, and right is wrong".
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