Removal & Installation
- Remove the front wheels.
- Push back the brake pads.
- Remove the front driveshaft.
- Rotate the pinion with an inch pound torque wrench. Record the torque required to rotate.
- Mark the installation position of collared nut with respect to drive pinion.
- Bend the pinion nut lock back with a punch and hammer.
- Hold the pinion flange with Flange Wrench C-3281and remove the pinion nut.
- Remove the pinion flange with Puller C-452.
Remove the pinion seal with a seal pick.
- Install the pinion seal with seal Installer C-3972A and Handle C-4171.
- Install the pinion flange on pinion with flange Installer 9616. Tap the flange on to the pinion, then thread the installer center bolt on pinion shaft and draw the flange onto the pinion.
- Install the new pinion collared nut and carefully tighten the nut in stages holding flange with flange Wrench C-3281. Check the torque required to rotate after each stage, until the value of torque to rotate recorded during the removal process is exceeded by 4.4 in. lbs. (0.5 Nm).
- Cut the pinion nut collar.
- Bend the nut collar so it touches the wall of the slot in the pinion shaft.
- Connect the driveshaft to pinion flange.
- Install the front wheels.
Operate brake pedal several times until brake pads contact brake discs (so brake pressure builds up).