Problem with my Gear Installation? (PIC ADDED)

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  1. xlilzeex

    xlilzeex New Member

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    ive been waiting for my car to be fixed for the past month n a half and the guy just called me because he is installing my gears and he said he cant put my 4.10's in because their too big and my axle doesnt catch on? i dont even understand what this guy was saying? anyone know what the deal is?
     
  2. Lightning Struck

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    Re: Problem with my Gears?

    What?? I dont think it would make a difference but do you have a 7.5 rear?
     
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    Re: Problem with my Gears?

    Seems really weird. Are you sure you ordered and that they actually sent you the right gears?
     
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    Re: Problem with my Gears?

    i would think i have a 8.8? ... and i didnt order them i bought them off this dude that had them on his fox body...
     
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    Re: Problem with my Gears?

    here is a pic of my gears...the circled part on the pic is what he claims is too * big * and when you turn my axle it wont catch onto the teeth and wont turn...anyone know how to solve this problem because he wants to put my old gears back in there tomorrow and id be really dissapointed if i got my car back w/o my 4.10's....

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  6. 19mustang95

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    he shouldn't have even had to mess with that to put in your gears...if it worked before it should work now.
     
  7. Downshift

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    What the hell? Ok so you need to find out what rear end you have and what rear end those gears came out of was. An 8.8 Rear for mustangs is an 8.8 Rear. Either he doesnt know shit or your rear or those gears are for a 7.8. Maybe even a 9 inch? Call the guy up and then take a peak at your diff cover or a picture of it an post it up so we can tell you.
     
  8. uncltrvlnmatt

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    Maybe he is trying to put the wrong axle back in the car. Like 5.0wned said, an 8.8 rear is an 8.8 rear. But if he is being a dumbass and trying to install a 7.5 axle in a 8.8 rear it won't work, it will be to big.
     
  9. xlilzeex

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    when i bought the gears it came with the posi (center part) i believe. He installed the gears with it installed so i think thats the problem. I stopped into a ring and pinion specialist today and they said for him to just take out the posi and use my old one?...idk i dont think this guy actually knows what hes doing which is really getting me worried...because theres no way im just going back to my stock 3.27's. Hopefully he does it right or else im just gonna have 2 take my car elsewhere and spend some more money :rant:
     
  10. 19mustang95

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    well that explains it, the posi could be for a different numbered spline axle or even a different rear...i would blame it more on you for not knowing what you are giving him than for him "not knowing what he is diong"