PT1: Complete 4wd Rebuild! Ford F150 6.2 4x4 Custom
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I Love my job so much. I'll do the same thing over and over and over and over again. Ultimate test of patience and shiny. Four things covered.

Money shot All right everybody. Hello good day to you. Welcome back! This is part two or three. I Haven't decided yet? uh of this Ford F-150 uh in the last uh, single or multiple episodes I Pretty much well.

I rebuilt the entire rear axle on this and upgraded the differential with an eaten limited slip. We changed out the bearings, all the seals, bearings here, bearings there, bearings on the inside, cleaned everything out, got fluid in it. The rear axle is done. We're moving forward.

We have uh completed the tear down portion on the front side. I have to get this differential out of the truck. so I've got to lower this thing down. Um.

I had to pull the front end off just to get the axles out and this one's out over here. the other one's removed completely. I've got a straight shot at the bolts to hold this differential in on the passenger side. Uh, over here on the driver's side.

It's a different story. We got one bolt up there which I can get to but then there's another one way way way up there. See that guy right there Now That bolt holds the top of the differential to the frame. Problem is I don't know if I can get it out because there's a steering gear in the way right here.

Dirt. There's a steering. more dirt and there's steering gear right here. So uh I don't know if this bolt is going to sneak past this gear or if I'm going to remove the steering gear or at least drop it down.

So what I'm going to do is go up there with this ratcheting wrench and attempt to uh to get this guy to come out at first. If I can get it out and sneak the differential out, then we're good. and maybe I can squeeze it down through this hole without pulling the steering gear out. If I've got to pull the rack out of it and so be it.

But I'm gonna unclick this and try really hard to uh to not remove any more components because I pretty much have this truck disassembled on my rack. Like I said, there's a day two I've been on this thing for quite a while and a little eager to get it done. So just like uh in the first video, I'm gonna move very quickly and I'm probably gonna skip around a bunch. so uh, sorry for that.

but I Like I said before, I cannot uh I can't make an eight hour or 10 hour long video so we're gonna do some bouncing around. but I'm gonna try my best to uh to keep everybody up to date on what's Happening Here So uh, warning Incoming loud noises I'm gonna go over here to the front side and try to impact these big bolts out of here. Loud. Oh that was stupid loud.

And the uh, the gun's not gonna take the thing off. shoe. Let's try a uh, let's try the ratchet. Get a little worn out.

All right Gravity Ray Gravity Oh, that's not gonna budge. That's I don't have any more weight. Okay I don't weigh enough. Yeah, you know what? That's fine.
We'll uh, we'll just add a mechanical advantage here. Breaker Bar: This ratchet. Yeah. unclip.

it's White It's probably not so tight. it's These things are loaded with dreadlocks. All right now. Loud noises.

You gonna work foreign? It needs to go over this direction. There we go. Okay, now. I've got clearance for that bolt up top over there.

there's a there's absolutely no space for my extremities, the bowl, and these parts to all fit in the same area with the camera. So you guys are just over there kind of looking at me while I'm looking up here. That's the best I can do. This is a remarkably difficult job overall, and it's even more difficult to film.

and it's even more difficult to film. And yeah, do a good job. which. I don't know if I'm doing yet, but uh, when I go to Edit: I'll find out.

Tired. Still wiggling, Still wiggling around I think I got it? Yeah, yeah, it's yeah. it's coming out. It's coming out there.

It is. That's the that's the evil bolt of this differential. That one. All right, let's move around to the back side of the diff here and we have to get to that bolt right up there.

Let's get that one out next. So again, I don't know if you guys are gonna have like the slightest chance to see what's happening in there. Trying to squeeze the tool in to get that out. Sounds like it's moving.

Sure. Three: Maybe I mean it's out. Okay that that little guy's not wanting to come out freely I need to take some weight off the diff. So I'm down here with the trans jack.

I Thought I could get that one out without jacking this up, but it appears that the weight is just too strong so we'll take the weight off and then see if I can't get that bolt to come out. I'm trying to. maybe it's gonna work a little bit more weight. Yeah, there we go.

A little bit less weight, go down some. There we go. That's what we're looking for. Okay, moving on over.

There's one more right up yonder. Let's get that guy unclicked. Loud noises give back to me. Hmm Yeah There got it.

and that's our finger chop. her offer fastener. Save that for later. Okay, got it.

Okay, the unit up there should be free Let's uh, go ahead and let this thing down and see if we can't squeeze it out through that little space there between the steering gear and the frame. I Still might have to pull the steering gear all the way out I Really want to. But what I want? and what was that? That was noisy? What I want and what? Uh, reality dictates are going to be two different things on most occasions. Okay, we're already hung up on some stuff here.

There's some vacuum lines. let's get that unplugged. It's not what we're hung up on, but I don't want to forget it. There we go.

Oh, we're loose now. Yeah, that thing's very loose. Now further down, more down. The the idea is is it's going to rotate uh, clockwise from your point of view and it should slide out from between.
uh, or behind this rack. Should maybe possibly. Yeah, my goal is to do this without dropping it. I mean it's not that heavy, but it is a little bit awkward.

Can't see anything there. She comes a little farther down. Yeah, we're stuck again. Uh, right.

there is good sir. Just set her down. Thank you very much. That's my lubricant for the rear end.

We're gonna need that later. Otherwise I'll blow up that brand new gear set I just put in. That would be very bad. All right, we're stuck.

It's getting wedged. Steering gear is wedged in. There's a little nut sticking out or something I need to get it on top. There we go.

Yeah, we're going more down action. We're stuck again. now. if I drop this I'm I'm gonna run I'm not gonna I'm not saving it, just saying.

It's like it's almost out of here. This is intense. Okay, push that steering here. go up and away.

so I can bring this over and near There we go. a little bit more down action. you know, wiggle it some. I should have pulled the steering gear out, but this might be possible.

That doesn't mean it's easier. I totally should have pulled the steering gear out. It's okay. Now now next time I just need to.

uh, ratchet, strap it higher up. That's what I'll do. okay coming down all the way down. Okay.

I've got the unit, it's supported secure. I'm gonna let gravity bring it down until it stops and then I'll uh I'll adjust this There we go there we go and it's uh, it's leaking fluid. Dude, that vacuum vent tube thing at the top there. see that I know I couldn't drain it.

There's no drain hole in this so this is what we got to deal with. She's still full of fluid, but there's no drain. So I'm gonna go ahead and start to take these cover bolts loose and then we'll drop the stick inside of the oil drain pan for a moment while we cracked the case open. and uh, we'll get all the fluid drained out of this.

So we'll uh, we'll start changing out those parts. I've never done a diff replacement on this style of uh axle before, so this should be a new one for me. It's not working, the wobbly is taking up my torque and the Loctite it's handling the rest. Oh, that one's stuck.

Now it's unstuck. Now it's stuck again. What am I doing All right? Let's uh, let's transfer this into an old drain. We'll pull the rest of this cover off and get the fluid out of there.

Okay, I've rolled up my old drain pan right here. uh I Kind of wish I had a transmission service table to do this on, but I I don't So uh, I'm doing it off the side of my toolbox. but next time next time there we go. Differential in a drain pan.

Look at that. I think I'm putting a lot of faith into this drain pan right here. Like a lot. Oh, we're gonna ruin it one more over here.

Yeah, it's all the bolts and it looks like it's already starting to leak out of there. Now let's help it out. Oh, that's not I broke my screwdriver I picked it up thinking it was a pride driver and it's uh now it's just a nub. so we'll use pry bar.
Yeah! See if I can't pluck this cover off with this little angular pry bar right here? Let's do this without soaking myself in uh, differential oil. It's dramatic in how it usually is. Usually we get a nice slow mo of a drain, but not this time. Oh I didn't mention it I actually uh, found a few metal fragments in that rear diff.

but uh I did a lot of high speed super fast motion on that one because uh, we were doing some construction in here and there was too many loud noises. All right. So this mess is not going to get any smaller. so we're gonna go ahead and uh, just get some towels here to absorb all.

The Nasty that diff looks really good too. On clip another one. Go there it is and another. how are we doing here? Check them out.

Sure is okay. That's our intermediate shaft right there. We'll just set this aside. got bearings and seals for that.

We'll deal with that later. Right now we're just trying to pull this differential out. We'll go back in there with Kirby pry bar and it doesn't want to budge. What are we doing here? Oh I'm gonna come out and a preload on this thing is intense.

This guy does not want to come out of here. I've been I've been fiddling with it for a while. it's uh, it's it's in there. It moved a little bit I got a little bit of motion out of it but I had to put a pry bar on it and just kind of hit it with a hammer.

So I'm gonna have to work this thing for a while to get it to come out. a bunch of that kind of stuff. I'll be back when this thing's out. Stand by.

You know if I can't pry this thing out? Maybe I can push it out? Let's try that. Let's uh, I'm gonna unbolt the pinion and we'll pull this. Uh, we'll pull the yolk out of it and then and see if we can't get it to. uh, push out by using the pinion.

That might work. Let's try this next. Loud noises. There we go.

Okay, here's how I'm gonna do this. We'll put a steering wheel puller over top of this guy and we'll thread a couple bolts into it. These are the bolts that actually Bolt the drive shaft. Uh, onto this yoke right here.

so we know that the threads are good and the pitch is accurate. Differential gravity. Come here. screw this guy in and as I tighten the center shaft, it will pull on the Yoke and pull it off of pinion right about right there.

Foreign. ERS Okay, we're good. Then I can use the impact gun the wrong way. great way.

Here Comes Beautiful. Okay, I've got the air driver again. let's see if we can't push this pinion out, which in turn will push the differential out. Yep, that's working like a charm now.

Almost a lot of preload that was on these bearings. I guess Uh. I Guess this one takes a lot of preload. Who knew? It's an aluminum case too.
Got to be super careful. aluminum. Okay, let's see. let's get our opinion.

Opinion's not ready to come out yet. Hang on. One more tappy taps with our impact and that pinion will be done. Uh, falling out of the thing? Foreign.

nothing without a bunch of gears inside of it. How about that? All right. A little bit of zizz wheel action. I'm going to clean up all the sealant uh, that's on these surfaces here and just kind of prep this case for uh for reassembly.

Okay, clean off all this uh, silicone sealant dust and get this thing prepped a little bit further. Compressor powering down. Nothing too crazy here. I don't have an oil drain under me so I need to mop up whatever I Dump out here.

So like I said, nothing's crazy. Spray it out slightly, get all the debris. goodbye to breasts. Very nice.

Zero pull up the oil drain can again and dump this stuff out right here. Goodbye. That was weird. The brake clean was Gray colored.

It's like an aluminum colored. It's a new one all right guys. So I've got the new pinion here. We've got the races installed for the pinion.

It has the new bearing so let's go ahead and start getting this thing reassembled and put back together. So over here on the front side, let's turn this again so we can see what we're working with. So Pinion's coming through. I'm going to go ahead and get our oh, it's falling over.

let's get our front bearing in there. Actually, let's get the yeah, let's get the bearing in there, the new crush sleeve, the little splash washer thing, and then uh, we can get the seal on and then uh, and the Goat in the Box Oh, this isn't cool. It came with two Crush washers in this thing. That means I might have to do this more than once.

It's never a good sign when you get extra parts with your new parts kit. It alludes to a level of difficulty that, uh, it might not be prepared for and this truck has definitely provided me that difficulty. We're uh, we're in the home struts stretch words so my stress is starting to go down a little bit. but I've been I've been pretty amped up over this truck this week.

Okay, yes, the seal is not in I'll do that later. I'm gonna go ahead and spline in the yolk and then I'll use the the bolts to to run everything in. Is that the right bolt? No way, Not even close. This is the right Bolt yes way.

And I'm wondering if this brush washer will crush under the brute force of my impact gun. the one in the rear did not and I had to I had to lever pry bar it. foreign. We're bottomed out in the Crush Washer but you see all that motion there.

We still have to set this up a little tighter and then pre-load it. I'm going to pull this back off again. differential gravity. We'll pull it back off again.

then I can drive that seal on there came off easier the second time. you see it's not going to want to move because the washer or I'm sorry the uh, the outer pinion bearing has been run down the shaft and it's a semi-pressed fit so that thing should stay put while we do the rest of the work on the snout here. Okay, new seal. Turn this up on end.
We can drive that seal in. Dead blow should handle it with no issue. Two words: Seal Driver I Have a Seal driver. This right here is driving the seal.

Okay, I'll throw a little bit of grease on that seal and on those splines just for good measure. Couldn't hurt. Thank you. Okay, let's spin this around again and start working on the hard part here.

We need to get, uh, the differential in place and we need to, uh, drive it in without tearing up the case right here because it's very easy to damage aluminum, especially when you're jamming steel parts into it. But we need to drive that thing in without damaging the case. Make sure we've got a good preload and then we'll get it back in the truck. Quick clean out of this new side bearing that's for the CB axle to ride on.

Let's go ahead and clean that out real quick. like I didn't film driving that in and out. It's like I said earlier. there's a lot of stuff I've got to skip guys so if it's meticulous and annoying I just kind of I Kind of skipped it.

It is what it is. Anyway, there's a new seal foreign press out of here. that's just beautiful. All right.

we're coming up on the moment. Here Comes Our new differential. It's got the gear set already installed. it's been torqued I've got the bearings pressed on.

We've got the races. We've got the shims. Let's see how this bad unit's gonna fit. Is it going to be super tight? and I need to re-shim it? or is it going to be super loose? and I need to re-shim it? I don't know.

we're gonna figure out it's actually, uh, feels a little loose. We'll turn it up and let gravity do our bidding. What do you say? It's actually a little tight now that's shims starting to line up. Okay, all right.

moving along. five disassemblies later to get this thing clearanced properly I Had to take the pinion out twice and re-shim it twice and then I had to pull the differential out. Uh, I think two or three more times because I had to move it over about 18 thousands. That way, it just it wasn't getting the right backlash, it wasn't getting good clear gear clearance, and there was just way too much preload on everything.

So I had to take it all down and redo it again. Um, we have fast forwarded. we're moving on to our gear paint section of this repair. We're just going to double check the pattern real quick and then we can put that, uh, intermediate shaft thing back on and uh, work on getting this thing back in the car.

Woohoo! All right, so this is gonna work just like all the other gear paint. uh uh. Endeavors We're just going to put some on three, or four of, uh, three, or four of these gears. We're going to rotate it around and we're just going to observe the pattern that the pinion is leaving on the ring gear.
We want to look for a good, nice oval centered on the gear, both on the heel side and the drive side. So we're gonna paint both sides, spin it around, run it past the pinion, the pinion will pick up the paint, it'll rub it off of these gears and it'll deposit it onto another gear. So we get to have two versions of the paint marks. So I'm just gonna brush that on nice and even like trying to even out all of those uh, brush marks and whatnot, that should be good.

Okay, okay, so I'm gonna turn this thing I've got to move this now towards me so I can manipulate it. so I'm reaching around hanging on to the differential and I think we need to do the we're gonna do the drive side first which is that way so we'll just take this thing, spin it around again. I'm hanging on to, uh, the gear or the differential carrier in an effort to create a little bit of friction. So we're gonna we can so the pinion can pick up that paint.

Okay, we've passed the paint. see what it looks like here I didn't do a very good job. All right. Back it up, let's do it again.

uh oh. look at that. See our marks right here. we are way way off.

so I've gotta I've gotta reset this up again if something's Uh something's not right I need to move this pattern back in here. It's in the middle of this gear. see how we've got the pattern right here on the edge and it's pulling paint from The Edge This is not set up properly. Do it again.

Attempt number six. Okay, set it up two more times and now we're finally getting better. I actually had to drastically move this thing over about thirty thousands. It was just not even close.

But we can see here we've got a decent pattern. Uh, showing up on the paint I Love my job so much. I'll do the same thing over and over and over and over again. Ultimate test of patience and shiny.

Four things covered. Money shot covered in paint Okie dokes Moving On We're uh, we're about ready to fit the cover on here. I've already cleaned it off and got rid of the old sealant. We're going to install the uh, the new Yukon sealant that came with the kit.

We're gonna get that on the cover and we'll get this cover bolted on. So let's get going. Yeah, for the record, this sealant is, uh, quite stinky. Quite stinky indeed.

Okay, I'm lining up the holes visually and uh, Point yeah, it's right here. Let's avoid letting the things slide all over all willy-nilly like, because that'll smear my sealant. That would be bad. Let's go ahead and get all these guys started right here.

Missing two bolts? Where's my two bolts? I don't know, but I'll find them foreign. They were in the oil drain canister. remember when I took this lid off and I did it inside of the can. That's where they ended up.
Wait a minute. I Think back in what I was doing. All right. So far, so good.

Let's go ahead and get this thing, uh, installed. I've decided to not put the intermediate shaft on this until it's in the vehicle because this thing was kind of hard to wrestle out of there with that uh, that steering gear in the way. So I'm going to try to put it in without installing the intermediate shaft and then I can put the shaft in later. All right.

So I've I've busted out the head camera. you guys are attached to my forehead right now. figure uh I don't need to be messing around with trying to mount this camera. This is going to be kind of hard to wiggle this thing into where it's supposed to go.

Probably gonna tear these gloves instantaneously, but you know it's worth a shot. All right. Come on. Differential.

Oh, it's heavy. When there's parts installed here, we go all right back over onto the trans jack. Yeah, I know I could have rolled the trans jack over there, but it's not that heavy. So so we're good here.

So I'm gonna maneuver this thing back down below, under the vehicle and without dropping it. And what we'll do is we'll raise it up and get it up into its home. There, we'll nuzzle it past this steering gear and then, uh, we'll get it bolted back into position. All right Jack.

Moving on up. So all I've really got to do is is get this thing up into its home there. Oh, that's nasty. It's got there's fluid leaking that happened last night.

it was running out of uh, out of that differential. Um, yes, I know that that doesn't belong. Rolled up in the corner, it was badly damaged in the wind and I have yet to dispose of that. That's the reason it's in the corner and not in the trash is because it, uh, it will be properly disposed of.

That's just how it is there. Put some paper towels on that thing and we're good. All right. continuing to move back up.

I think I'll turn it. That's how it came out, isn't it? Yeah, it's kind of standing up on end. Ooh, that's sketchy. Oh there.

Hope you guys can see what's going on here. I Feel bad if I do all this work and you can't see what I'm up to. That would moderately upset me. Let's see if I can't just shove this thing in.

Nope. I don't think I have the stamina today. Not after rebuilding or removing and replacing these gears on this thing like six times. I'm a little fatigued.

It's a lot of work. please. Why aren't we doing anything? What's his problem is lick of space there. Foreign.

That's where it lives. Let's bring it up all the way as far as we can really get it. and then I'll uh I'll get those bolts installed trying to line up that top ear, going with the top bolt. That was the hardest hardest to do.

so. I'm trying to do that one first. Foreign. Yeah, it's close.
We're getting close. We'll move around to this side here. Foreign: I Think you guys were hitting a flashlight. sorry.

um, we're almost in there. It's super close. That little, uh, That top mount is sliding into the ear on the frame. I Just felt that go in and he needs to go that way.

About two more inches and we should be all set well. We're back on that. uh, that bolt again on the top here. It's slowly working it in.

We've got this one in and then there's the one that's like right right back there. that one's in as soon as I get these threaded a bunch. I'm gonna go ahead and get that intermediate shaft on the passenger side installed and then we can lock this thing down and hold the steering gear back in. Hooray! All right, So that one's bottomed out.

not tight yet, but it will be. I'm gonna get you guys out of here and we'll go around to this back side and and get that other Big Bolt that runs in the one that's up there. See that one there. that one's next I think I can get it? Yeah, yeah, I can get it with this.

uh with the wobbly. Okay, that one's in. let's let the Jack down. we still may need it so I'm not going to come down all the way.

Oh, you guys didn't see I had a I had a fuel filter spacer installed I was using that to press up on uh on the dip so I could get the angle proper. Yeah, seeing as how that top bolt is in and that's kind of the one that's hard to hard to reach. I can go ahead and get the steering gear uh, kind of reinstalled. I've got the bolts in right here.

I'm just gonna go ahead and run those down. Loud noises. There's one of them loud click loud clicks. so you saw earlier it took a breaker bar thing.

get those to come loose and I'm gonna do the same thing to make them tight again. we're going to the breaker bar then. or Jack can reject floor jack stand handle. that's what I said.

where is the floor jack? it's gone. Ah, there it is. outside right where I left it good. All right, we're not going to get too crazy I'm just going to emulate what it was like to remove them so we'll do like a about 60 degrees that felt good.

You guys are wondering why I'm not breaking this ratchet and the reason this ratchet doesn't break is because it's awesome. There we go. So I need a few minutes here to uh to clean this thing off and I got to toss the bearing in it and a seal and then we can get this thing installed. We're all cleaned up.

let us get some sealant around this guy right here and we'll go ahead and get this installed on the differential and then we can get that whole assembly buttoned up and bolted back in. Then we move on to the test of uh, reassembling you shmoo leakage. We move on to the task of reassembling all the suspension stuff I need to get that out of here. Look at that.

There's there's lubricant in there. If that doesn't come out, it's gonna leak. Well, maybe not, but but still. we do not need a lubricant right there.
There we go. We need sealant right there. It was fun digging it all out of that little Groove that's machined into this thing. There we go.

All right, we're coming in. Here's our, uh, our intermediate and slide that through and get it into the axle a little differential rather. and uh, how are we gonna do this here? Go on. go in.

Hmm. there we go. Maybe a couple love taps? There we go. Okay, let's turn this so it's uh, oriented properly and what I'm going to do is see if I can't get a couple bolts started just so it doesn't rotate which I can't yet I'm gonna push it a little farther.

Hang on. Hmm idea. just air hammer it some. Okay, now.

can I get a bolt started? Yep, there we go. There's one. There's the other one. good, one more up top.

that one's hard to reach. Foreign. There we go. Okay, let's look left and up a little bit.

It's tough to see up here, but I've got the uh, the other bolts on the side of this shaft going in around that thing. Then we'll get the finger Chopper offer Nutter That guy. we'll get that thing on. and then we can bolt this unit in place.

And you know what, while we're here, off to the right, there's that vacuum hose. I'm just going to go ahead and plug that guy in right now that way. I Uh, don't forget prevent hose. That's what it is.

might be the vent. Uh, there connected. All right. Let's get some torque going in here and that's why isn't that gonna fit? Ah, you know what? I took it out when this thing was loose.

Now it's in the way. My tool does not fit. That's fine. Now we'll go in with a smaller tool.

It's the wrong size. Yeah, there we go. Now we're getting tight. That's good.

Hey, while we're here, hit the CV axle over the intermediate shaft while we're here. Yeah, now good, that's on. And I'm putting some torque on that top bolt. the one that's uh, mounting the frame or mounting the top of the diff to the frame.

Again, that thing will run down and then we'll get the one on the back. Oh Ranch Snippets Okay, that one's tight. All right. One more in the back and we'll get the suspension.

Okay, we are back in forehead cam mode again. Uh I'm ready to go ahead and get the Uh CV axle installed. Uh, once that thing's done, I can Bolt the strut back on because I had to remove the strut on this side from the bottom control arm in order to squeeze the thing out. So uh, once I get that back on then I can go ahead and get the knuckle and everything back together.

Sound like a plan? I Think it does. Nothing clean? Nope here. Now it's clean. Very good.

Get in there please. I Hope this uh forehead cam thing works out. Oh, get in there all right. axle's in now.

let's Slide the strut back into its home. Pry bar. cry driver. It's good.
There two bolts up from the bottom. one bolt up from the bottom. Can you guys see down in that hole? Hope. So okay, that one's started and bolt number two.

Oh, that one lined up too. That was, uh, quite fortuitous. which means lucky. I think those were 16 mil bolts.

Yeah, it was my 16. it's over here. Okay, okay, all right. next up, we need to get the knuckle in position.

So let's take our little Hub Locker slide that on. All right. there's where she goes and we've got our upper control arm bolt here. Nut: Uh, where's the one for the lower? there it is on the control arm.

Very good so we'll slide that in. there's our lower ball joint bolts it on tight as I can that will bring it up as high as I can get it to go which is pretty good. Oh this. uh.

upper control arm here. this will be a little fun. Push it up there. Okay, no, no, no, no, no impact gun over here.

Every thing that I own removed from the toolbox like it's all out and on. Nothing is in. I've got almost everything out in triple kit for this job. It's crazy.

Loud noises click. same situation on the bottom here. Okay, that thing is secure. Now What? I need to do? Um, hub bearings.

We have new hub bearings. Let's go fetch one of them. Yep, right here. Tim Can replacement front hub bearings for four-wheel drive with wheel speed sensor included.

That's kind of cool. All right sensor goes up at the top. Put that back there for right now. foreign see me, that's two.

it's three and number four. Okay, Hub is secure. That's the nut for uh for the CV axle. so the axle cannot come out of the Hub and four-wheel drive assembly.

See, we need a 13 for that and I believe right here. Clicks. All right. You stay there, stay there.

We've got a couple eight millimeter bolts three exactly. Those are securing this locking assembly to the back of the spindle. So I'll thread those guys in manually and then, uh, we'll tighten them down with a ratchet. Get on there please.

What are you doing? Okay, get on there. it's not tight yet. I think after. I Get this guy fasting down.

Let's see, we've got a vacuum line assembly to hook up and and then I can do the backing plate socket gravity as I was saying. And there is a backing plate and these little eight mil bolts do not get torqued to the hilt just to just snug them up. So where's that vacuum line? Is it hiding? It is hiding here. Let's put a let's put this bracket on because this bracket hangs onto that vacuum line and the ABS uh for the wheel speed sensor.

So I'm gonna get those mounted straight away that goes there that fell down. Here's our vacuum line going on. You look at it for one side, you're blind. You look at it from the other side and uh, it's too dark.

This is the old wheel speed sensor. Here's the new one. I'm just following along the chain and connecting the new one where I just disconnected the old one that way. I Don't get them.
Uh, get the routing improper. You know, go around the wrong way or something like that. That one plugs in there and then right up here. That's the connector.

See that up there. all right old one out if you won. connect. Very good.

Okay, now that the sensor is installed, let's get our packing plate in. Foreign. This is the bracket for the wheel speed sensor. Let's get our rotor on there and hang the caliper bracket this guy in there.

Now we can kind of see what we're doing here. 21. come tightened brake pads. this looks like it was the outboard pad.

Let's put the shim back. Oh you 've. up here is that the GoPro camera battery has died in the middle of all that. So um, fast forwarding.

This is why I don't like the head cam because I can't see what's going on anyway. Fast forwarding I've got the caliper bolted on the brakes are in I lubed the pins pads are in, the axle is tight, upper control arm, lower control arm, tie rod, and likewise on the other side there. So all I need to do now is get that skid panel on, get fluid in both of these differentials, hang the wheels and we'll be ready to hit the road real quick for a test drive. So standby.

I'm gonna go ahead and get all that stuff done real quick since it's less than interesting and I'll see you guys once this thing's on the ground. Okay dokes, wheels are on, front axle has oil, rear axle does not I need to get some mess cleaned up out of the way and we'll let this thing down and hit the road real quick. Home stretch time fellas. We're in the home stretch man.

I Thought this moment was Never Gonna Come I've been uh, three days on this thing. three days and a few hours of prep time because I ended up uh, assembling all the components. Uh, before I started here, it's been a it's been quite a task I Don't think I ever want to do this again. Yeah, even though I just did it over there on the Jeep like a couple weeks ago and I did another one on this thing.

but yeah, these are not my favorite type of jobs I'm gonna I'm gonna try to avoid these in the future. Look, we're gonna have to have like a seven point turn to get out of here I'm stuck. Need to back the Jeep up some more. Let's kick it out wide.

There we go. I moved her over some. Now we're good things. No longer beeping at me, telling me I'm going to, uh, have a collision.

All right. we're clear man that Sun's bright there now we can look at that. That's that's better. Okay, it's the next day.

I Have not test driven this truck yet because uh, it was dark last night and I didn't want to drive it in the dark. so uh, driving it today. So here we go, let's hit the road. It's a cloudy, non-sunshiny floor today.

it's about 65 degrees outside. really nice. kind of windy though. Now I believe that this truck came Factory with 373 gears and I put in 456 gears.
So that's a that's a a lot deeper Of a gear ratio I'm curious to see how this thing performs I can't uh I can't get on it and kind of ride out to its fullest potential because there's supposed to be a break-in period. Uh, you have to take it very gently I'm basically headed out just to check for uh Stupid noises and uh, things of that nature. I Believe we're in good shape, but again, we have to take it very easy. not supposed to get the gears super hot or put a huge load on them which we are not now the only way.

I'm really going to be able to hear for some gear noises to get up to some speed. so we're going to get on onto the semi-big road here and uh, stretch your legs out a little bit if uh, if this car is going to go, can we go? Just do it. Oh, you could have went I could have went haha we're off getting some speed I Just remembered that I did not put the wheel lock key back in this truck. Just remember that it's like it's at work somewhere.

Well, so far so good. All I hear is uh, it's the tire sound I Do not hear differential or gear noise and that's awesome I Was a little nervous about that because it did take me eight times to set up that front differential. It was just not cooperating I could not get the gear pattern to look good and it wasn't just the one gear I had to set pinion depth a couple times and then I had to adjust the position of the differential to get the proper uh, the proper pattern. it was.

It was rough I had a hard time. not fun green light. we're not actually doing 80. I'm doing like 55.

yeah, that's uh, that's that's quite a big uh gear ratio change. We're gonna need to get into this thing with foreskin and uh and reprogram the new ratio that way. the uh, the speedometer is accurate because that is way off. We're not going that fast.

but yeah again I hear no gear noise. nothing on Excel nothing on D cell I'm gonna go ahead and flip a UE head back to the shop, clean this thing up, get the wheel lock key put back in the back seat where I found it and and I'm gonna call this one good. So all that being said, uh, thank you guys for sticking with me. uh through this uh this Odyssey this was quite a uh, quite an Endeavor or Quite a feat.

Quite a task. Uh, managed to get it done in 3.5 days which is uh, 0.5 days longer than I had anticipated. but uh, it also gave me about five times the amount of problems I anticipated. So uh, I'm good with that I'm glad it's over.

probably not gonna do this job again ever ever So all that being said, as always, thank you guys for watching this video. And most importantly, don't forget to have yourselves great day! See you guys later interferred.

96 thoughts on “What??? no preload??? ford f150 6.2 4×4”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Drongo Bongo says:

    NO NO NO NO That Head Cam Reminds Me Of When I used To Drink & Take Drugs …Please Stop using/doing it!!

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars goget'em188 says:

    so are we talking diff or transfer case ?

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars C B says:

    Flexing with the Icons!!!! Meanwhile I’m low rent with my Bilstein 5100’s😂🤣. I wish regearing was this easy for us 4th gen Ram owners who have to hunt 2011 front diffs in junkyards lol.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars spudpail says:

    I love the way Ray calls nuts-bolts and bolts-nuts! 😃

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stevo says:

    thank you Ray,that was certainly a difficult task but dealt with very nicely,have a great day and see you in the next one,👍👍

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joan Stehlik says:

    What was the old gear ratio and the new ratio?

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars dbrown4bbl says:

    Head cam makes me nauseous.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars PATRICK DINEEN says:

    Forehead cam works for me. We can see what you’re looking 👀 at.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Juan Coffi says:

    this truck is solid upgraded

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris's race porting says:

    You need to clean up your workshop. Tools and junk everywhere

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dcale1532 says:

    You can tell you don’t live in a rust belt state when that’s the longest half-inch ratchet you have

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars NFT shiller says:

    What state are you in I want work done on my car?

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars aussieaeromodeler says:

    had to laugh when you said you dont like these jobs and want to avoid them in future , I can relate to that , my least favorite job would have to be clutch replacements , favourites are brake jobs , they're a gravy job for me

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Douglas Gardei says:

    Unless I missed it, when did you replace the grease that was in the diffy?

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars wulfsden865 says:

    "It will be properly disposed of." Good on you Ray.

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hillary Levenworth says:

    Buy the correct case spreader before you hurt something or someone. You are obviously unaware of the correct pre-loads required on aluminum axle housings.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kenneth Schilling says:

    Ray if you have friends that can wield you can see if they can make you a transmission table so it will drain the fluid while you continue to work on what you are working on the drain of the table can just drain into a 5 gallon bucket and you can just dump it when ever needed.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Circa says:

    So,…how tall are you?

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Diz Awn says:

    "that's my <awkward pause> lubricant for the rear end <another pause> we're gonna need that, later."

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars brian lee says:

    We luv u Ray 🥰

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jon A says:

    Flag bury ceremony or burn?

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Scott Lehmann says:

    Do you have capability to calibrate the speedo?

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Wayne Goin says:

    Ray in an upcoming video or a live question and answer can you address why no more intro graphic and music that was so cool.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Brodeur says:

    Could someone explain what a pre-load is? That's a term I haven't heard before. Learning a lot but sometimes I come across something I am not familiar with at all.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Homen says:

    I too have a flag damaged like that. Could you please share with me how to properly dispose it?

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stash Kozloski says:

    Would have been much easier to pull the cross-member, diff would have fallen right out.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Glen Durant says:

    Great job thank you, Rainman.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Troy Boyd says:

    Squeeze the housing with a large c-clap it will lower preload and it will come out very easily.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Troy Boyd says:

    If you drop the cross member out behind the front axle,you would not have to remove steering tack.
    I work at the axle plant an we can change out the assembly in less than 45 minutes.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Graham Millar says:

    I've done truck axle rebuilds, but only rarely, so one forgets and has to go back to First Principles, as you have. This means it takes time, as you have, so well done. Some of the suggestions below are very valid, re: specialised tooling, but that is a business decision, which you can determine.
    Ignore the spiteful comments from the naysayers, go home, have a rest, come back, tidy the shop and tomorrow is another day.
    Oh, any update on a replacement doodly doo ? Right about now, your previous employer will be missing you. A lot

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shaddosa says:

    You are the first non Australian I have ever heard say "flip a u'ey"

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rick Stokes says:

    Thanks Ray. That was a lesson in positivity, self discipline and determination. That job would have seen me throw my tools across the room and sit in the corner and cry.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Phat Bassturd says:

    "that was quite fortuitous. that means 'lucky'"
    "yeah, i know what it means"

    name the movie

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars bubba966 says:

    All these diff vids are makin me wanna swap out the diff in my nice E34….

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars NATHotwire says:

    that front diff looks like a ship from either star trek or star wars lol, be funny to do a panning shot of it with the camera lmao

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Squirrel Covers says:

    Headcam = Seasickness

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars watcher of the world Wells says:

    Hay there a group of people who love to play with the scammers ,there called (scammer payback) give them a call let them know whats up they will go to work on them.😉

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tom Day says:

    just curious…no alignment needed after the front end take apart?

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Roger Hammond says:

    Unfortunately there are those out there who would get it close and say that it's good enough. We need more Rays.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kevin Black says:

    Did you test the 4wd the front diff is only engaged when in 4 high or 4 low it don't turn the front driveline in 2wd and the iwe,s can be damaged if not careful when taking apart or putting back together

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Pi Thomas says:

    Wonder why the jeep is still in the shop or is it back for episode 23?? 😂