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    ARB Locker Help

    So the 77 blazer I picked up a few months back has a D60 in the rear with an ARB Air Locker. The PO told me one of the axle bearings was making some noise. I jacked up the rear axle and spun the wheels but didn't hear any noise.

    Once I get the engine dropped back into the truck IF it has noise in the rear end I am needing info on how to remove the axles with the ARB in it. I have looked at the locker a bit and didn't immediately see how to release the C-clips from the axles.
    Anyone have some good info on how to get through the ARB to the C-clips? I looked at ARB for instructions but didn't really see detailed instructions that would help.

    I was hoping to swap it to a 14ff in the rear but I am limited on time and likely won't have the ability right now.

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    It is the same as the factory GM c-clip system. Pull the cross pin, push the axle inward and drop the clip off. Here is the install instructions.
    https://www.carid.com/images/arb/tra...structions.pdf
    I don't always drive a 4x4, but when I do, it's a Chevy.

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    Ok those show it has an access window like a stock carrier for removing the clips but when I rotated the carrier in mine I didn't see any access window & that is why I was asking if there was something different about the ARB.
    Then again maybe I was being stupid and didn't rotate the carrier far enough to find it.

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    If it's a c-clip D60 it has to have an access hole.
    I don't always drive a 4x4, but when I do, it's a Chevy.

    1984. HO 454, EFI, 4L60, 208, D60, shaved 14FF, both locked.
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    The only thing funner than a big engine is a bigger engine!!!

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    Look on the end of the axle tubes and see 8f they might have installed c-clip eliminators when they installed the locker. If so then there would be no clips and the axles would be held in with four bolts like the 9 inch is on tue end of the axle tubes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carpediem View Post
    Look on the end of the axle tubes and see 8f they might have installed c-clip eliminators when they installed the locker. If so then there would be no clips and the axles would be held in with four bolts like the 9 inch is on tue end of the axle tubes.
    Very true. Good thought. But, even if it did have a c-clip eliminater it would still have the carrier with the hole in it. If it doesn't it probably isn't a c-clip Dana 60.
    I don't always drive a 4x4, but when I do, it's a Chevy.

    1984. HO 454, EFI, 4L60, 208, D60, shaved 14FF, both locked.
    4 in lift. 35 inch Toyo MTs.
    AKA The Trail Master 3000
    October 2014 TOTM. December 2017 TOTM

    The only thing funner than a big engine is a bigger engine!!!

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    Well the PO did order a complete axle assembly from Dynatrac to replace the stock unit. I didn't think to check for c-clip eliminators.

    Will be a few days before I can get back out there to look at it.

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