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how do i get the pinion out?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by big83chevy4x4, Jun 17, 2004.

  1. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    im changing the bearings in my dads 7.625 rear end in his safari minivan. i have the carrier out, pinion nut off and yoke off. the pinion seems to be stuck, doesn't look to be a snapring in there. what could it be? /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
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    i dont know if it will work bt maybe TAP it with a hammer and see if it moves.

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  3. big83chevy4x4

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    tried that, doesn't seem to change. it has a little play in it. its almost like the front most bearing is stuck on the pinion, the inner race moves with the pinion /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    ok i put the old nut on it and gave it some love from the persuasion stick, and she finely poped off. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

    got another question, when i took the carrier off, there was only 1 shim. 1 in one side and none in the other, at least i can find. its almost 3/16" thick. i always thought that there were shims in both sides. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
  5. K5MONSTERCHEV

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    tried that, doesn't seem to change. it has a little play in it. its almost like the front most bearing is stuck on the pinion, the inner race moves with the pinion /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

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    Thats not good, if the inner racefalls out of the housing, maybe you need a new housing.
    I get them out with a brass punch on the pinion and beat it out.
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    got another question, when i took the carrier off, there was only 1 shim. 1 in one side and none in the other, at least i can find. its almost 3/16" thick. i always thought that there were shims in both sides.

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    It might have shims behind the carrier bearing on one side.
     
  6. big83chevy4x4

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    tried that, doesn't seem to change. it has a little play in it. its almost like the front most bearing is stuck on the pinion, the inner race moves with the pinion

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    thatsnot good, if the inner racefalls out of the housing, maybe you need a new housing.
    I get them out with a brass punch on the pinion and beat it out.


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    not the race that is press into the housing (outer race), the one on the pinion, the part with the cage and all the rollers (inner race)
     

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