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Pinion Yoke

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BowtieRed, Feb 22, 2003.

  1. BowtieRed

    BowtieRed 1/2 ton status Author

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    Ok, I went and got my driveshaft shortened for my new 14ff, and then sheared off some bolts in the yoke. At the time I was unaware that the holes in the yoke go all the way through, because there was soo much crap stuck in the holes. I went and drilled the other two hole out, and the crap was stuck so hard that the drill actually got caught a couple times and spun the bit off. anyway, it turns out the bolts are too small and when the crap is out will slide right through the holes. i am in the process of attempting to hammer out the bolts and get new ones. I think the threads are screwed up, so would it be ok to get some grade 8 bolts and nuts and have the bolts go all the way through and cap them off with nuts? also can i take the yoke off, with the rearend on the truck, without screwing u the backlash and anything else in the ring an pinion? thanks, i'd like to do this today, so any quick advice would be greatly appreciated. thanks
     
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    Yes , You can take the yoke off with the rear end still in the truck. Just becareful not to add any crush to the spacer ( crush sleeve ) when you re-install the yoke. If you go to far you will create to much load on the pinion bearings and they will fail.
    As for the bolt replacement , that is your call - You might want to go to a junk yard and pick up a used one, there are MILLIONS of 14 bolts out there.
    Good luck , Tom
     
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    holy crap!! how big is that nut? i have to go get a new socket now, is it 1 3/8 or 1 1/2 i need to know soon please, the hardware store closes in an hour i think
     
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    thank you, ya'll are so much help, this is by far the best 4x4 site
     

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