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    I bought my first IH this weekend, a 72 scout II, automatic 4X4. It's kinda rough but a good builder. I have a decent wrenching back ground, been working at the Dodge dealer for a little better than a year and been wrenching on my oun stuff since I was @14. I pulled the diff covers and found a tag on the front diff that said 41 11
    3 73

    Does that give me a 3.72 gear ratio and will the ratio be the same on the front as the rear? How do the axles come out of the rear end? Are there C clips holding them on like other rear ends I worked on?

    Thanks for reading my post and I look forward to talking and learning fron you good folks here on this web site .
    Last edited by huggies; 07-10-2003, 06:28 PM.

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    The 41 and 11 are the number of teeth on the ring and pinion.
    11 pinion
    41 ring that's where you get the 3:73 ratio.

    To remove the rear axles you must remove the brake drums and you will see a hole between a couple of wheel studs. If you look through the hole you will see the nuts that need to come off, there are four of them. Usually you can just pull the axle out but some need a slide hammer.
    If you are replacing the bearings they need to be pressed on with new seals and the bearing of choice is a SET 10
    Hope that helps...
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