Infiniti Car 1998-05

Pinion Seal

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  5. Remove driveshaft
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  7. Put a match mark on the end of the drive pinion. The match mark should be in line with match mark -A- on companion flange.
    NOTE
    For match mark, use paint. Do not damage drive pinion.


    NOTE
    The matching mark A on the final drive companion flange indicates the maximum vertical runout position.



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    Fig. Paint match mark in line with mark -A- on companion flange

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  9. Remove drive pinion locknut using flange tool KV40104000 or equivalent.
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  11. Remove companion flange using a puller.
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  13. Remove front oil seal using a puller.

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    Fig. A flange tool such as one shown here will aid pinion nut removal and installation



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    Fig. Use the appropriate puller to remove companion flange and pinion seal



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    Fig. Use the appropriate puller to remove pinion seal

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To install:

  1. Apply multi-purpose grease to front oil seal lips.
  2.  
  3. Using a drift, install front oil seal.
    NOTE
    Do not reuse oil seal. When installing make certain seal is squarely seated.



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    Fig. Use a drift or seal installation tool when installing seal

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  5. Align the match mark of drive pinion with the match mark -A- of companion flange, then install the companion flange.
  6.  
  7. Apply gear oil on the screw part of drive pinion and the seating surface of drive pinion locknut.
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  9. Install drive pinion locknut with the flange wrench and tighten to 109-238 ft. lbs. (147-323 Nm).
    NOTE
    Do not reuse drive pinion locknut.

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  11. Install driveshaft.
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  13. Lower the vehicle.
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