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What is this pinion seal guard thingy on my 14bff?? squeaky..

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by XHitman396, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. XHitman396

    XHitman396 1/2 ton status

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    so after gettin the new axle in, i realized this thing on the pinion that appears to be some sort of pinion seal guard i think. but it's not fixed to anything, so when i drive it just slings around the pinion and makes a helluva rattling noise. i looked around and see no obvious way it attaches to anything. Anybody know what exactly/how exactly this thing is supposed to be attached to or how to make it stop rattling.. thanks.
     
  2. dontoe

    dontoe 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Duct tape!!!
    Hee-hee...................me too!!!
    12bolt though!
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    Just cut it off. It originally attached to the pinion yoke with a press fit or sometimes spot welded on. It is more of a shield to help protect the pinion seal and isn't really needed.
     
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    So it's unnecessary?? hell i think just spot welding it back on the pinion would be easier... thanks..
     
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    Yep, cut it off.
     
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    been mentioned before from a few other people too, i had the same issue after i hit it on something while wheeling...I just tacked a few spots around it with the welder,,,all quiet now :D
     
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    I'm in nthye middle of replacing the seal and bearing on my 14 bolt. Do I need to take the cover (8 or so bolts) off the get the bearing and seal out? (pinion) I know it's probably a stupid question.
     
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    To get the bearing out, yes, and have "fun" i needed to have a press to push the original pinion out from the bearing and housing...

    to replace the seal no, but you will need to break the pinion nut loose, remove the yoke, then you get to the seal and pop it out.
     
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    So, do I need to take my ring gear,spidergears,etc. out also for the pinion bearing or does it come out the frongt? (How big of a pain in the rear is this bearing job?)
     
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    to do just the pinion bearing, no, the ring gear assembly can stay in, the 8 bolts come out, then the pinion assembly comes out towards the front of the vehicle, ,,,,,be sure to break the pinion nut loose before removing the pinion housing though.
     
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    Alrighty I'll give it a whirl... wish me luck! :doah:
     
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    You'll need a new crush sleeve to set pinion preload back to spec or you risk eating bearings and or gears.
     

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