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front pinion seal

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by eds77k5, Nov 2, 2001.

  1. eds77k5

    eds77k5 1/2 ton status

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    how hard is it to change the front pinion seal? the shop will charge me 107 bucks for the job, also, should i have the u-joints changed at the same time? thanks for any info

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    $107? [​IMG] Thats a little pricey in my book. IT takes less than and hour to do. And the U-joint is a up to you. If you dont know how old it is then I'd say yes, just to be safe. But it should last a long time as you normally dont use the front driveshaft in everyday driving.

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    Sorry,
    All, you gotta do is remove the driveshaft, then count the number of threads ecposed on the pinion. Then take a small chisel and make a mark on the pinion nut and the yoke. Then remove the nut, pop the yoke off, pry the seal out. GRease the new one, tap it back in. REplace the yoke, apply thread lock, tighten the nut down till the same number of threads are showing and the chisel marks you made line up. Install driveshaft, drink beer and smile.

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    thanks, after reading my post it seems a little lame, i should have said that its the 44 and that i will be working on it curb side and using regular hand tools and a chilton manual that is probably only good for lining a bird cage, maybe haynes is better, a regular shop manual would be nice, then at least i could look at the pictures, thanks sounds easy enough--i guess i should have said that i also recently had a kidney removed and gettin up and down isnt as easy as it used to be :)

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