9" ford diff rebuild
Well I decided to rebuild my diff. was shuddering around corners, and was not acting LSD as it used too. came apart all good, dropped the center into a shop to rebuild and change ratio, now trying to put it all back together I have the center and drivers side axle in, but the left axle simply refuses to go home. I cant see anything obvious stopping it, the only things i can think of is that the bearing might not be seating in the housing properly, or the axle is hitting something in the center? other axle maybe - is this possible?
Have everything lined up, and it sliders in real nice then just goes clunk about 10 mm short and stops. cant get it any further. bearing is halfway in, bolts just to short to get nuts on to try to pull it home.
the splines in the center are engaged, all looks good but it will not move that last 10 mm.
this is a disk brake diff (XB GT style).
Got me stumped, any ideas?