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Dana 60 seal

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stockk5, Feb 7, 2006.

  1. stockk5

    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Hey everyone, my Dana 60 rear axle is leaking outta the pinion seal.. how do i go about changing this? seems a lil scary and complex. Any tips? write ups anywhere? thanks
     
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    is this a real hard job to do?
     
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    Remove the yoke, remove seal, lube new seal, reinstall yoke and new pinion nut. Dana 60s use shims on the pinion so they are actually easier than GM axles.

    Ira
     
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    oh ok so its not like a big job where i'd have to have my pinion and all that stuff re-set up like im putting new gears in right?
     
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    Correct, the pinion shims are between the inner bearing and the pinion head. Therefore when you install the new nut and torque it to spec it will reset the pinion preload to were it is supposed to be.

    Ira
     

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