Honda Prelude Accord Civic S2000 2001-2006

Differential Pinion Seal

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Removal & Installation



S2000
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
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  3. Drain the axle housing fluid.
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  5. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    The brake calipers and pads must be removed so that there is no additional drag when measuring pinion bearing preload.



    Negative battery cable
     
    Rear wheels
     
    Driveshaft
     
    Brake calipers and pads
     

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  7. Use an inch lb. torque wrench and measure and record the amount of torque required to maintain pinion rotation through several revolutions.
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  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Pinion flange
     
    Pinion seal
     
    Pinion bearing
     
    Collapsible spacer
     

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To install:


NOTE
Use a new collapsible spacer and flange nut for assembly.

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Collapsible spacer
     
    Pinion bearing
     
    Pinion seal
     
    Pinion flange
     

  2.  
  3. Rotate the pinion flange occasionally while tightening the flange nut to make sure the pinion bearings seat correctly.
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  5. Tighten the flange nut to 94 ft. lbs. (127 Nm) and then measure bearing preload torque.
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  7. Continue tightening the flange nut to achieve the bearing preload torque originally measured. Do not exceed 210 ft. lbs. (284 Nm) flange nut torque.
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  9. If using new pinion bearings, add 8-12 inch lbs. (0.88-1.37 Nm) to the originally measured bearing preload.
    CAUTION
    Never loosen the pinion nut to reduce bearing preload. If it is necessary to reduce bearing preload, install a new collapsible spacer and pinion nut.

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  11. Install or connect the following:

    Driveshaft
     
    Brake calipers and pads
     
    Wheels
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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  13. Fill the differential with gear lubricant and check for leaks.
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