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Im working on a 2003 gmc envoy 6 cylinder and it has a

locking rear differential. The spyder...
Im working on a 2003 gmc envoy 6 cylinder and it has a locking rear differential. The spyder gears are badly mangled and one is actually missing and they need to be replaced. I don't have the special tool to remove the locking governor rods and Im having a hard time finding the gears for a locking differential. So my question is, can I just break the rods off, convert it to a open differential and put in gears that are meant for an open differential?
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Gm Tech (Cam)
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hi there, I am Cam.

The tool to remove the governor pushes out the end part which is a press fit. You may be able to use a hammer and punch to drive out the locking part.

AS for converting it to an open diff, the only concern I have is that there will be too much play between the side gears and teh differential carrier.
However if you have any parts that will fit properly for this then there is no reason not to.

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