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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by retroblazer, Dec 28, 2005.
What should I expect to pay to have someone replace the pinion seal?
lol sorry, had to say it, I dont know, I've never had it done.
I dunno how much it costs I say do it yourself. You can even pull the pinion carrier and do it on a bench and not even have to get that dirty . Should take maybe 1-1 1/2 hours. Just be careful when tightening the pinion nut. I recommend checking your pinion torque before you loosen the nut and set it back to that amount when you tighten the nut.
Changing the seal
If I do it myself, what will I need for tools? The pinion nut is what size? Do you need a press?
ALOT of muscle
i removed mine and had to have my brother stand on the brakes, while i used a long breaker bar and a floor jack to break it loose.
It was ON THERE!
Pinion nut is 1 1/2" I just bought a socket from Autozone and it fit somesay you need a thinwall socket but I am not sure I know an impact socket will not work as it is too thick. I used a vice to hold the pinion carrier and then Roz and I used an impact to run the nut down as far as it would go and then a 3' breaker bar with a 3' cheater bar. We would move about 1/4 flat and then check the torque on the pinion. The first time I did it I crushed the sleeve too much and had to start all over.
How did you know that you had over-crushed the sleeve?
When I checked the "running torque" of the pinion I got about 65 in/lbs . The spec for new bearings is 25-35 in/lbs and for used I believe it is 5-12 in/lbs. Take a look here it should have all of the specs.
Thanks for the info. Other than it's sleeting outside, I'm hoping to get going on this soon. Hey, I see you're from So.Cal., you should join us on one of our Baja races www.rafforacing.com
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