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  1. Dana 44 uses a shim pack, not a crush sleeve, so you shouldn't have any problems with gear lash when reassembling. Differential gears are not my area of expertise either. Not much call for that in a High School setting, although I remember doing at least 2. Both of those used crush sleeves. They were a PITA.
  2. Nothing special that I can recall. Just a nice drive in the Mtns. I've done it several times on a weekday, we saw little to no traffic.
  3. Just an FYI, I did this trail on a Saturday, going the same way. It was nuts! 90 SXS on the trail! Yes, 90! They all were headed to CK from Mayer, they all thought they were the only ones on the road. Charging around blind corners with out slowing down. Several near collisions. It was a group run, they had a guy in a jeep leading, he was the one who gave us the heads up about how many were coming. Be aware, it is a fun but popular trail.
  4. I've never been to Big Lake, but just a reminder that August is still monsoon season. I did a rim camp trip with lady bug and others from this group the 1st week of August. We had a ton of rain. Really cut down on the fun.
  5. Grunt, I don't think the TC seal is leaking, that would put the fluid closer to the flywheel, and the pic of the wiring connector makes me think this is where the problem lies. If I were doing the work, I would replace the wiring seal where the plug exits the case, and if that entails removing the pan, then replace the pan gasket then. The shift shaft seal doesn't appear to be leaking either. Another suggestion is to get some UV die, available at NAPA, Auto Zone, etc. Clean the mess as best you can, add the fluid to the trans and then run it. You check for a leak with a black light and special tinted glasses. To answer your original question, maybe. Depending on the trans, the shift seal may need a special tool. Front seal (Input seal) probably doesn't but I can't say for sure.
  6. Annnnnndddd.....................I have 4 of them. Got an email from HF yesterday, good thing they are proactive about this.
  7. I just dealt with this today. My 77 Jeep with a GM TH400 (factory) was doing the same thing. I haven't been driving it much. I am thinking that the Torque Convertor is bleeding down into the oil pan, overfilling it. That can happen on an older vehicle that sits a lot. I installed a Lube Locker gasket. Hopefully that will fix it.
  8. Honakai ruins on a weekend will be busy with tourists. May I suggest some other local easy trails---House Mtn for views of Sedona, Blue Grade road up to Apache maid cabin and look out tower or a Hike along Parsons spring trail.
  9. The amount of restriction during lockdown varies quite a bit across the country. Some states have been very aggressive about 'shelter in place', while others have been much more relaxed. Here in Az, it is much more relaxed than others. I haven't camped yet this year but have been out in the jeep quite a bit.
  10. I'm not going to make it either. I wanna go camping! Please remove Devon and I from the list.
  11. Looks like campfires are banned. Anyone have campfire in a can? https://www.knau.org/post/campfires-banned-all-six-arizona-national-forests?fbclid=IwAR1SYurxm05WT5EX-pYctpuBD-bAcknD92x8gPkwpXBzG4iTPOv_WdEVMPU
  12. I had the 1st gen spot, let it go because the subscription was too much $$$. I now use a 10inch tablet in the jeep for mapping and carry a Garmin 64s for hiking/geocaching. I don't have any maps loaded on the Garmin, I just use the background map and waypoints that I have preloaded.
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