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Hellfire
03-15-2013, 06:35 PM
I started changing my oil last night in my front axle ( TJ dana 30 w/ ABR locker ) and this is what I found...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8109/8559414179_fee72a1a51_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/79652195@N06/8559414179/)
bolts (http://www.flickr.com/photos/79652195@N06/8559414179/) by

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/79652195@N06/8559414585/]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8369/8559414585_0bf5e53852_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/people/79652195@N06/)
ABR body (http://www.flickr.com/photos/79652195@N06/8559414585/) by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/79652195@N06/]

The bolts holding the casing backed out somehow & I have 1 damage thread / broken bolt stuck in the ABR body. Any suggestions on how to repair the damage thread? Machinest is one idea I have right now, but there's not a whole lot of material to work with ( metal ).

If anyone has a complete stock dana 30 carrier for a 97 TJ let me know. Thanks

wayoflife
03-15-2013, 06:39 PM
Bummer. You're best bet would be to get a replacement part from ARB but, if that's not an option, you can try to use a drill and extractor to remove the broken bolt and then use a tap to clean up the threads.

Hellfire
03-15-2013, 07:01 PM
Bummer. You're best bet would be to get a replacement part from ARB but, if that's not an option, you can try to use a drill and extractor to remove the broken bolt and then use a tap to clean up the threads.

I'll get a quote, I can get the broken bolt out, but it ripped all of the threads up, I would have to re-tap it a bigger size thread and theres not a whole lot of material left on the body to do so. :(

Hellfire
03-15-2013, 07:13 PM
Forgive me...all this time I've been calling ARB...ABR...lol :D

Hellfire
03-15-2013, 07:36 PM
Good News! Just got off the phone with ARB...they no longer make the body, but they will send me new bolts for free! Just need to get the old one out and put it back together. I guess ARB makes a newer style of locker without bolts. The sales guy on the phone was awesome and very helpful. :rock::rock::rock:

Hellfire
03-16-2013, 04:30 AM
Thank you for your help too Eddie, its like have state farm agent anywhere you go...just ask and they appear... :) Do you ever sleep? :D

MTG
03-16-2013, 06:56 AM
Very cool! Hope you are up and running soon!

BlackDiamondBound
03-16-2013, 05:32 PM
good to hear! ARB really does have some good customer service

Hellfire
03-30-2013, 05:05 AM
I finally put the locker back together along with the axle. I've been busy lately so today I started early and took my time replacing everything.... I went ahead & replacd inner oil axle seals, outer dust seals, replaced the axle u-joints and also checked the ARB locker rear / repaced the fluid. Now I'm back up & running. :)