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gear oill leaking out of yoke

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by wraenking, Feb 2, 2005.

  1. wraenking

    wraenking 1/2 ton status

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    hey guys. i thought i was re doing the diff cover today only to find that the gear oil looks to be be coming out of the toke. i just installes the dana 44, so am i fuked?

    any fixes?

    thanks
     
  2. HarryH3

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    Did you put any sealant on the pinion shaft splines before you installed the yoke? If not, gear oil can seep along them and leak out the center of the yoke. :eek:
     
  3. wraenking

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    the yoke was already attatched, so im hopiung its just the seal?
     
  4. dyeager535

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    Is the yoke tight? If it's loose, it will ruin the seal and it will leak.
     
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    Is the leak coming from the pinion seal or through the center of the yoke (where the nut is)?
     
  6. rjfguitar

    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Take it to a rear end shop, they can replace the seal for a suprisingly low price. It is a simple job for the seasoned rear end guy.
     
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    the seal takes 5 mins to replace, i did mine...use some thread lock on the nut when yer done...so it doesn' get loose again.
     
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    I don't know about a D44 but on a 14BFF the nut torque on the yoke places the crag on the pinion bearings, too tight and it will short live the bearings, too loose and it will slide around inside the races and ring gear. I would have it done by someone that knows what they are doing if in fact that is how a 44 works too.
     

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