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NP205 pinion nut removal

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dodgedude99, Nov 4, 2005.

  1. dodgedude99

    dodgedude99 1/2 ton status

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    ok whats the trick to getting these off????

    my dial calipers tell me its a 1 5/16" nut, but the only socket i can find that size is in 3/4" drive, and that wont fit between the ears of the yoke, the walls on it are too thick.
    case is off a '79 1/2 ton.

    FYI i had the same problem with the yoke on my front Dana 60, but that i just cut the ears off with the torch before i installed it, the 205 is all bolted up and filled up.
     
  2. cegusman

    cegusman 3/4 ton status

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    You need to find a thin wall socket, not sure on the size though. Might want to call Offroad Design, they should know.
     
  3. BigCountryx

    BigCountryx 1/2 ton status

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    You may need to get one of the cheapest made sockets you can find. (harber freight or the zone should have some that have thinner walls). Even in 3/4 drive. There are sockets that will fit, you need to bring your calipers with you and check them out before you buy.
     
  4. jekbrown

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    I didn't need a thin wall socket to remove the nuts on my 205... maybe my sockets just have thin walls to begin with... I dunno.

    j
     
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    divorced 3/4 ton status

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    I bought my socket at Napa, works great.
     
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    70jimmy 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I couldn't find a thin wall at any of my local parts stores so I bought an extra one and had a friend put it in his lathe and take material off till it just fit.
     
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    The socket from my 3/4" harbor freight set fit just fine with no modification.
     
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    Use a chrome socket, not an impact. Impact sockets, generally, are thicker.
     
  9. dodgedude99

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    the socket i was trying to use was a chrome one, not impact.

    but thats neither here nor there, i was able to get it off with a 12 point box wrench.

    my k5 has a driveshaft in it for the first time in 2 years. :D


    now if i could only finish running the brake lines, finger out the wiring, and swap the hydroboost brake pedal.
     

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