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leaking out the pinion nut

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sled_dog, May 3, 2003.

  1. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    as the title says, my 10 bolt leaks out the pinion nut. think its the crush sleeve/bearing or whatever? not axle savy so I don't know. tried searching but didn't find anything.
     
  2. heavy4x4

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    It's the pinion seal. The fix requires you to remove the pinion nut and yoke, then pull out the old seal and drive on a new one. I've done it...not too bad of a fix.
     
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    doesn't require removal of the pinion itself? i am not too worried about it, going to put a new set of axles under it front and back cause the gear ratio just doesn't work. Just wented ot check if it was really something bad.
     
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    Nope, pinion stays right where it is.
     
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    alright thanks
     
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    If its leaking out the pinion nut then its not the pinion seal.
     
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    Im pretty sure what he means is it's leaking where the pinion nut goes- in that general area etc....

    When my pinion nut bout fell off- I replaced the seal as well- hardest part was getting the old one off- I wanted to just use a screwdriver and a BFH but I was worried bout putting dings in etc....

    It's not the easiest seal to get out thats for sure.

    Remember the lock tite and the NEW pinion nut when you swap axles-

    Brandy
     

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