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Gears...carrier torque specs?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by broncoman6524, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. broncoman6524

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    ok 10b rear...I was replacing the axle shaft seal and pinion seals today in the "new" axle. i pulled the center sect to remove the pinion, come to find out one of the bearings is toast. anyway what do i torque the caps down to? 80right?

    i *believe* that ive set up my pinion correct again, same #of threads and it is close (1-2lbs) from the torque to spin it from wheni pulled it apart. did i do that correct of did i just **** up the whole thing?:haha: :doah:
     
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    The torque required to move the pinion is measured in inch lbs. not foot lbs. A new crush sleeve is required anytime you remove the pinion nut as well as a new pinion nut. The carrier cap bolts torque is 55-60 ft. lbs. The pinion bearing preload is 5-15 inch lbs for used bearings and 20-25 inch lbs. for new bearings.
     
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    preload is just like rotating the pinion w/o the ring gear installed correct? thanks man i REALY appreciate it
     
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    That would be correct.
     
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    gotcha...to get it to around 8ish (orig before new seal) i would just tighten the nut on top of the pinion correct? and the new seal i read somewhere adds 3lbs resistance so i should adjust to 12inchlbs?
     
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    The last i remember you are suppose to set preload without the seal installed, but that contradicts the whole theory os having to change the crush sleeve everytime you remove the yoke. Did you install new bearings and a crush sleeve?
     
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    no the bearing felt/looks fine so im not gonna replace it...i didnt replace hte crush seal either. but since i gotta put a new one in everytime i gotta pick one up when i go to advance tomorrow to get the new bearing as well.
     
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    when you tighten down the pinion nut it should take about 25 in/lbs to turn the pinion
     
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