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Front Pinion Yoke Removal! ASAP

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BowtieBlazer, Apr 4, 2002.

  1. BowtieBlazer

    BowtieBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    I need to know how! I have the pinion nut backed off with no luck of removing the yoke....Trying to replace the seal up there. Help me if you can axle guru's! I am trying to get my truck back 0n the road soon!!!!

    Its a ten bolt axle......It either screws off or just slides off...can't tell yet....
     
  2. 84_Chevy_K10

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    It just pulls off. You'll probably need a 2 jaw puller to get it off.
     
  3. Mr.Chevy4x4

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    It is just a splined slip on connection. I would spray some PB Blaster in there and lightly tap it off with a hammer and block of wood. Be careful not to damage the yoke. Good luck!
     
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    2 jaw puller did the trick...off, seal change, redlock tite installed and back together in 20minutes...
     
  5. AZK5

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    You can use a steering wheel puller if you have one. Just put 2 of the bolts through the yoke holes and put the center bolt on the end of the pinion. It'll pull it right off.
     
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    isnt red loctite the 'must use heat to remove' stuff?
    if so you made a huge error in putting it on your dif

    so next time you replace the seal you have to heat the pinion to 450deg for 10 minutes then try and remove it while it is still hot
     

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