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How to undo what I've done

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Disturban, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. Disturban

    Disturban 1/2 ton status

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    The rear pinion seal was leaking ,took off yoke.Was surprised at how loose the nut was having done one once before that was tight as tight can be. Replaced seal,yoke,and then made sure that nut was good and tight! Well guess what...now I find out that I prolly messed up the bearing load and the crush sleeve.Truck has a vibration it didn't have before. What now?
     
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    What gear ratio ? Sometimes another axle is easier .

    Although , knock on wood , I have no trouble with an axle built at home . Nate and I did mine in my garage after Moab .
     
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    you should be replacing the pinion nut when you do that as well. here is a simple question though. Is the driveshaft balanced? If so, did you index it when you removed it? You may well have screwed up the preload, but its not unheard of for a driveshaft to be installed in the wrong position and cause a vibe.
     
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    slider 1/2 ton status

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    I agree, rotate drive shaft 180 degrees and drive it again to see if vibes go away. Also don't overtighten th u bolt straps.
     
  6. Disturban

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    cool..I'll give that a shot,since it's the easiest!
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Look on the bright side , even if you do a little work to the Burb , you wheeled all day yesterday , and drove yourself home :waytogo:
     
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    RockinChevy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Well, you could go back and do Woodpecker backwards in reverse... That'll undo everything that happened :D :haha:

    Just kidding, dude!:wink1:
     
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    hehehehe...wow,yer a lotta help! How the hell are ya?!
     
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    "Look on the bright side , even if you do a little work to the Burb , you wheeled all day yesterday , and drove yourself home :waytogo:"

    Yup ! Anytime you can get it home is a good day:)
     
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    RockinChevy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    :haha:

    Ehhh... :D I'm leaking from the rear diff too. Power steering is worse so I'm gonna get the steering pump from Pauly soon. It was real good to see you out here, had a blast wheeling with ya!
     
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    Welp..rotating the shaft seemed to do it...at least helped enuff to not notice it.Hafta test drive some more.Thanks guys.
     

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