Camaro, Firebird, 1999 - 2002
Differential Pinion Seal
Removal & Installation
Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
Matchmark the propeller shaft-to-drive pinion gear yoke, drive pinion gear and drive pinion yoke nut.
Remove or disconnect the following:
Use a container to catch the oil that may flow from the axle housing once the yoke is removed.
It may be necessary to use a blunt chisel to drive the seal from the housing.
Drive pinion gear yoke nut using Pinion Flange Remover/Installer Tool J-8614-01 to hold the yoke and a socket wrench
Drive pinion gear yoke using Tools J-8614-01, J-8614-2 and J-8614-3
Fig. View of the drive pinion gear yoke nut removal tools
Fig. View of the drive pinion gear yoke removal tools
Fig. View of the pinion seal nut installer tool
Install or connect the following:
New pinion seal, lubricated with chassis grease using pinion oil seal installer Tool J 8614-01 until it is flush with the housing
Drive pinion gear yoke using Tool J 8614-01 and a socket wrench
Drive pinion gear nut, tighten to
in. (1.59mm) beyond the alignment mark made earlier
Propeller shaft. Torque the propeller shaft-to-pinion yoke bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm) and the propeller shaft-to-center support to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm) for 2-piece shaft.
Refill the axle housing.