Re: rear pinion seal replacement
hey man how do u go about putting in the new crush sleeve, and do you really need to do that step or just do the seal and see if it leaks then. my truck only has 5x,xxx miles on it so im suprised my pinion seal is leaking already but owell. and basically do you just drain the fluid, mark the location of pinion flange and driveshaft flange. then remove driveshaft bolts and move it to the side, then mark pinion flange orientation on the housing of the diff. then mark the nut orientation on the pinion stud, and then the pinion stud orientation to the pinion flange. then measure the depth of the stud from the nut. the remove the nut and count how many turns it took to get it off, then hit the pinion flange off the pinion. then finally remove the pinion seal, install new seal, the put the flange back on making sure the mark is lined up on the diff housing. then put the nut back on and tighten the number of turns it took to get it off and lined up with the marks you made, check the depth measurement that you took earlier and if all good, then bolt driveshaft back up, refill with fluid and LS additive, and bolt the cover back up. psssh that was alot of typing but does that sound the right way of how its supposed to go??? cause I just nervous about all the talk about having to measure the bearing preload I think is what it is, and all that??
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