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How to get yoke out of differential

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by K5Steve, Sep 11, 2005.

  1. K5Steve

    K5Steve 1/2 ton status

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    What size is the nut holding it on?Does it press on?I just found that the nut holding mine on was a little loose.It turned with a cresent wrench.
     
  2. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    What axle ?

    I have used a 1 1/4 on 10 bolts , 1 1/8 on 12 bolts . Never done a 14 bolt myself .

    You are supposed to do it a certain way , to preload the bearings properly .

    Do a search been covered .

    Personally , mine was tightened on as tight as we could with a breaker bar when I swapped my 12 bolts from truck to truck , and all is well for thousands of miles .
     
  3. K5Steve

    K5Steve 1/2 ton status

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    It is a 10 bolt,sorry.I wanted to see if it was tight so I used a cresent wrench just to see if it would move and it did with minimal strength.Will the yoke slide off with the nut removed or is there a specail way to get it off.
     
  4. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Sometimes the yoke will just slide off, but many times you'll need some type of puller to get it to turn loose of the pinion shaft.
     
  5. koldsimer

    koldsimer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Whack it.
     
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    Geargrinder 1/2 ton status

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    Yup, 1 1/4" nut (nyloc, poly lock, what ever U wana call it) and 2 or 3 good whacks IF it is stuck, if not it will just slide off. I just did this to 2 10B's last week. U wamt the pinion to turn smoothly, but not real eazy :crazy: It's hard to describe, just gota know what U are feeling for.
     
  7. K5Steve

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    Thanks,I'm going to replace the yoke today.It's worn down so now my u joint slides around,I just replaced the straps.
     
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    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Sounds more like it's broken. There are supposed to be little tabs on each side that prevent the u-joint from sliding side-to-side. :eek1:
     
  9. K5Steve

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    There are,I think they're worn down because the u joint slide back and forth and hits them.The spicer that was in it did it and the new joint is doing it too.
     

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