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Old 09-02-2009, 03:05 PM
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So apparently a connection came loose on the rear axle and my axle filled up with water and my inner and outer pinion bearings are messed up and needs replaced anyone done this before and know what I need to do thanks in advance guys
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Old 09-02-2009, 03:42 PM
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Just did mine. Well, I regeared which involves new pinion bearings. Nothing you can do in advance really. If your bearings are shot, check for damage on the races. If the races are good, it will be a fairly easy job. If the inner bearing is shot. its gonna take a little more time and know-how as you have to get the carrier out of the diff which requires a spanner tool (i made one which was stupid easy). Then knock the races out. put new ones in, reseat the carrier, check backlash and all this other crap. If you have anymore direct questions, feel free to ask.
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how do i dissconnect the drive train at the rear u joint, i have the clamps off and the thing just wont budge hit it with some pb but still nothing any suggestions??
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First make sure your wheels are chocked so that your truck can't run you over since that ujoint is the only thing holding you truck in place. Once you have covered safety precautions then you can put a prybar in between the yoke and the ujoint and pry forward on it. I would recommend putting your truck in neutral so that the driveshaft can spin freely to relieve andy torque preload on the ujoint. That way you don't get smashed in the face when removing the ujoint.
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Hit it with a mallet or try some heat with a propane torch,sounds like the caps are rusted to the yoke, living in the salt belt must suck!
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Old 09-04-2009, 11:07 AM
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Hit it with a mallet or try some heat with a propane torch,sounds like the caps are rusted to the yoke, living in the salt belt must suck!
what he said. beat it with a hammer/mallet... and dont let it hit you in the face when it falls.
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k drive shaft is off and the yoke is too now how do i get the pinion shaft out, or a way to get the bearing out i dont wanna mess anything up ha help is greatly appriciated
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Old 09-04-2009, 02:24 PM
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okay so i figured out that you have to take out the gears, but they wont pull all the way out they bind on the side this happen to anyone else?
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whats happening is that tool i mentioned before. A spanner tool. if you want, call me on my cell and ill tell you what your getting into before you go any further 706-four two one - seven six one four


*edit* have you pulled your axle shafts already?
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yea the shafts are out and i was reading around, and it sounds like too much risk to be doing with the little experience i have to unfortunatly i think im gonna have to put it back together and take it to a shop that way if they mess it up the have to fix it for free, and im not out of a lot of money
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