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Pinion Removal

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Seventy4Blazer, Aug 11, 2002.

  1. Seventy4Blazer

    Seventy4Blazer 3/4 ton status

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    ok, i got the yolk off, and the darn thing will not come out of the housing...
    it is off a 14bolt ff.
    is there a trick? a snap ring or something?
    thanks for your help.
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  2. 8_YOUR_H2

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    Screw the pinion nut back on a little ways and tap on it with a hammer. Its held in place by the last of 3 bearings.
     
  3. Seventy4Blazer

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    with the pinion housing in the main housing or our of the main housing?
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  4. FWP

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    Pull the pinion housing out first. Then the pinion should come out of it's housing.
     
  5. HarryH3

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    The pinion shaft can't move towards the rear of the housing in a 14-bolt FF. There's a 3rd bearing back there that supports the rear of the pinion shaft. You have to remove the 6 bolts that hold the pinion bearing into the nose of the housing. Then the entire pinion assembly will slide out the front of the housing. /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
  6. Seventy4Blazer

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    yes, i know it comes out of the main housing. and i should have thought that it cant goe foreward cus that 3rd bearing. but the damn thing just wouldnt come out. i got it now.
    thanks guys.
    grant
     
  7. jakeslim

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    how'd you get it out? bfh? i am trying to remove mine also but the bearings are holding tight. Should I be doing something else?
     
  8. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I pressed mine out took about 30 seconds. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  9. K5MONSTERCHEV

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    use a brass punch and beat on that, espically if your reusing the r&p.
     
  10. jakeslim

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    got it out, just had to use the press i bought for the job. I just was not sure if I should start pressing and then break something. Its all in the axle housing now..pattern looks decent, just need to confirm backlash tomorrow.
     

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