My Swap is now COMPLETE. I have went from a factory E-Locker to a Trutrac.
Attached is my final parts list. Below are my notes for preparation and install.
Remove bolts 1 by 1, add Red locktite, torque to 55ft-lbs
Have new Bearings pressed on
Axle removal and seal replacement
Thanks to Bestatchess for this AMAXING how too: http://www.titantalk.com/forums/tita...ls-w-pics.html
E-locker to TT axle preparation
If you have an E-locker and are swapping to a Trutrac, according to multiple 4x4 shops, to be safe you need to order a 4x2 passenger side axle. Press off old seals/bearings/hardware making sure to swap old passenger axle hardware to new passenger axle and then press new seals/bearings and reused hardware on.
CHECK BACKLASH BEFORE DOING ANYHING
Mark bearing caps DT PT (Drivers Top, Passangers Top) they have to be put back on the same way
Thanks to Spoolie for some good notes here: 2009 titan TT diff install
Loosen Preload adjusters
Unplug the E-locker wire from inside differential
Pull carrier out (be careful it is heavy)
Clean the gasket off cover and diff
Clean out entire differential
Unplug sensor from top of differential
Remove the plunger from Differential (unscrews from the outside with a 19mm wrench)
Installing new Trutrac
Unbolt Ring Gear off Old Carrier
Bolt Ring Gear down to Trutrac by adding Red locktite and torque to 133ft-lbs. I had to use a vice to hold the Trutrac
Install trutrac into differential
Install bearing caps the exact way
Set Backlash by adjusting Preload adjusters
Install 14mm 1.5pitch Hillman Auto Drain plug where the plunger was (pictures attached)
Reverse order of removal
Adjusting backlash Notes
Setting the lash is easy, but it is tedious. Those bearings have to be pretty tight. I ended up having to take the passenger side almost all the way down then set the driver’s side as close to the target number as possible then I adjusted the passenger side to get the lash set to my target number.
Left (ring side) goes down, right (carrier side) goes up to tighten the lash.
If you bend the bracket plate that holds the axle to the rearend (has the 4 bolts on it) I have attached a picture of how I fixed them. Place the nuts on the plate studs and then place the axle in a vice and put a ratchet extension in the middle.
If you put the axle in and the new wheel studs don’t line up right attached is a picture of how I fixed that. Put a lug on the stud and tap it.
ORIGINAL THREAD BELOW
Well the rear end finally went south yesterday. It sounded like reading an old batman comic. Something like this, BOOM POW BANG BANG THUMP THUMP POW BOOM. I limped it back home, parked it in the driveway, and pouted for a while
well come to think of it I'm still pouting.
I have been doing my research on installing a Trutrac in the trucks rear end.
It is a 2005 4x4 CC BT with the E-locker so it has the on/off switch on the dash. Thanks to mcginkleschmidt I have the attached document with a good list of all the parts I need. I know I'm going to need 3.36 Ring and Pinion set also. I have read and saved many good install write ups. I have a friend that can help set the backlash so I'm pretty confident with the install.
Can anyone point me in the right direction with links to any threads that have the info about swapping an E-locker with a Trutrac. Or, if you know spill your knowledge onto text in this thread.
Also, are there anything else with the ring and pinion gears that I need or anything outside of mcgingkleschmidt's pdf I need?
I have attached my parts list below McG's, mine is named Parts. Am I missing anything?
Popped the diff cover open and the spider gears are trashed, pieces laying in the bottom of the diff.
: Pulled the axles out and the Drivers side is 34 3/4 and the passenger side is 35 5/8. Have an email into 4x4parts to see if, in their professional opinion, it would be safe to reuse either. Looking for open diff axles in junkyard now also.
Pulled the E-Locker out. Pinion looks perfect. I could NOT figure out how to get the plunger out though. Researching on how to do that but no luck so far.
The plunger simply unscrews from the outside with an 19mm wrench (if I recall)