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pinion preload

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sunnyc123abc, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. sunnyc123abc

    sunnyc123abc 1/2 ton status

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    Is there any other way to get pinion preload without using a in. lb. torque wrench. Iv searched all the local stores, and can't find a dial one, just the clicking one. Could i just tighten it up will it won't freespin anymore or till it freespins 2 turns?:confused:
     
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    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    It was suggested over the weekend on here that you use a fishing spring weight. I can see this being a good way of doing it but I have no idea how long the extension from the socket should be to give you the proper torque. Do a search back a few days, see who suggested it (I can't remember) and PM him, see if he knows the correct measurements.
    It is actually quite a light spin, but one mans light spin could be another mans burnt out bearing!!!
     
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    ok, thanks
     
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