Checking t-case output to rear axle pinion "alignment"?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dyeager535, Mar 14, 2005.

  1. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

    Dec 13, 2000
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    Roy WA
    What tips and pointers can any of you offer on bolting in a new crossmember? I'm trying to make sure that I get it "square" to the rear axle, if indeed that is what I actually want/need.

    The frame isn't symmetrical I've figured out, so there is no real "centerline" I can find to use as a reference. The crossmember that was in it before I was the one who put it in, and I don't think that was in perfectly straight. In any case, it won't fit anymore, so I can't use it as any sort of reference.

    I assume in a stock application, the output shaft and pinion are as perfectly aligned as possible? With no lift, is a small amount of mis-alignment from this going to be an issue?

    With all the tolerances and wear on the truck, I'm not sure what is the best approach to make sure I get the crossmember in straight.

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