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Play in yoke on D44

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stallion85, Aug 31, 2004.

  1. stallion85

    stallion85 1/2 ton status

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    Should there be any play in the yoke on my D44? If grabbed a hold of it will move up and down and side to side ever so slightly. The 14ff doesn't move????
     
  2. big83chevy4x4

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    time for some pinion bearings.
     
  3. stallion85

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    The ring and pinion was just changed out with a new pinion bearing also. It kind of feels like it's just not in there very tigh??
     
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    is the pinion moving in the housing or the yoke moving on the pinion?
     
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    Pinion in the housing... /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
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    The bearings are bad or the preload is wrong.
     
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    The bearings are bad or the preload is wrong.

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    How would I fix the pre-load. Is the lock nut on the pinion not tight enough?
     

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