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Nearing the end of all my drive line work.

Saved changing the trac-lok clutches for the end, I've been dreading this task. More so because the friction modifier gives me a headache than anything else.

Anyways, I've heard of people using hose clamps to press the s-spring together, and have heard of some people using a BFH to pound it in. Didn't have any hose clamps and pounding on the unit with a hammer makes me nervous.

This guy's method was very effective for me, it took longer to watch the movie than to actually accomplish the install.

https://youtu.be/O_TqMuV_MeA

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*EDIT*

My vice grips are bigger than his so I clamped the spring horizontally, where he clamped his vertically. I then put the vice grips kiddie-corner to where he did and then tapped it in.

Hope that makes sense...Wish I had taken a picture :(

*Edit #2*
Just wanted to add, there is no need to remove the the TL unit and ring gear from the case if all you're doing is replacing the clutch packs.
 

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Ken's method demonstrated in this video works great..This is how I always install them with a mini pair of needle nose vise-grips..

I've even used this method installing the F-150 "S" Spring..It works good.. :)

Ken is actually a member here..With a great knowledge of all things Ford..I assume from his years of being a Ford service tech..

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Wow I had no idea, looks like he is still active too.

I was scratching my head trying to figure out something that would work when I decided to check out Youtube. (none of my ideas did)


Thanks Ken! You saved me tons of frustration.

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