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afret
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posted 03-17-2003 05:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for afret   Click Here to Email afret     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just got a used DL and want to try and check it if possible before installation. Does anyone know how to do it? I know how to check it on the car but don't know an easy way to check it out of the car. Thanks for any help.

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Moneymaker
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posted 03-17-2003 11:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What do you want to check? It is a ratcheting unit so it locks under a load.
To bench test it you would need two axles and two strong arms.

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afret
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posted 03-17-2003 11:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for afret   Click Here to Email afret     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alex, I got the axles. Don't know about the 2 strong arms though. What do I do next to make sure the unit works? I know on the car you jack the back up with the car in park. Then you turn both tires in the same direction and then hold one side and turn the other in the opposite direction to get it to ratchet. I tried doing the same thing with the axles and the DL but it didn't seem to work. Does it take a whole bunch of force to do this? Maybe I need to get someone to hold one axle and another to hold the DL?

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posted 03-18-2003 12:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You will need a couple of pry bars and two strong guys to get it to ratchet on the bench.

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afret
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posted 03-18-2003 12:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for afret   Click Here to Email afret     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Alex. Maybe it's easier to just install it and hope for the best.

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steve'66
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Originally posted by afret:
Thanks Alex. Maybe it's easier to just install it and hope for the best.

That's what I'd do. I really doesn't take that long.

SteveW

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afret
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posted 03-18-2003 12:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for afret   Click Here to Email afret     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, Steve. I guess I'll get the center section together this weekend and try it out.

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