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14b ff pinion shims

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mechted, Jul 2, 2004.

  1. mechted

    mechted 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I went looking for a 14b ff at the junkyard today, but someone already pulled the pinions out of all of them. I found one on a 77 Chevy with the pinion laying next to it, but I need info on reinstalling the pinion. What do i do if i don't know the size of the shim? Or can I just bolt it back in?
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Install it, run the pattern, and adjust from there. Without checking pattern and backlash it's a shot in the dark.
     
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    i think all the shims are in the pinion assembly /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
    defenatly check the patteren and backlash after you put it in /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    The shims he is talking about are for setting pinion depth not pinion preload. These shims go between the axle housing and the removable pinion support housing. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    mechted 1 ton status Premium Member

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    ok, well got the 14 bolt today... grabbed everything that looked like it came from the axle (1 shim?), and im hoping it will all work out... just need a new diff cover and the u joint now /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Check the pattern!!
     
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    mechted 1 ton status Premium Member

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Check the pattern!!

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    whoops... meant to say that i will do that, sometime in the next few days /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif guess my fingers forgot about it when i was typing last post /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     

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