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8.8 rear end clutch tensioner removal

does anyone know how to remove the clutch tensioner spring / clutch pack / s-spring from the rear differential? thanks

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After the diff is removed from the housing, and marking/removing the ring gear, beat the hell out of it from one side to drive it out the other. I use an old plastic hammer handle as a "punch" so nothing else gets accidentally whacked.

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you dont need to remove the ring gear to remove the S-spring...center pin needs to come out,then just drive the S-spring out...

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Ok.. I'm just having a tough time taking it out..

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they're a pain in the ass..even bigger pain to get back in

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Much harder to get back in and if you use the thick ones like from the F150 get ready to curse some

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oh my goodness...

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you dont need to remove the ring gear to remove the S-spring...center pin needs to come out,then just drive the S-spring out...

If you have 3.73 or numerically higher (possibly 3.55 on 7.5" diff) then you will not get the center spring or the spider gears/clutches out. I prefer to remove the ring gear regardless of ratio to make the assembly easy to work with. It takes all of 5 minutes to R&R.

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********..what r u smokin..ive done it several times before on mine

heres a pic of a tarc-lok with 4.10's..please tell me how the spring wont come out
8.8 FORD 410 4.10 TRAC LOC POSI UNIT GEARS MUSTANG F150 | eBay

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