Isuzu_Rodeo_Rodeo_Sport_1997-2004

Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following: DriveshaftWheelsBrake calipers and pads

    Driveshaft
     
    Wheels
     
    Brake calipers and pads
     

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NOTE
The brake calipers and pads must be removed so that there is no additional drag when measuring pinion bearing preload.

  1. 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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  3. Remove or disconnect the following: Pinion flangePinion sealPinion bearingCollapsible spacer

    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 spacerPinion bearingPinion sealPinion flange

    Collapsible spacer
     
    Pinion bearing
     
    Pinion seal
     
    Pinion flange
     

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  3. Rotate the pinion flange occasionally while tightening the flange nut to make sure the pinion bearings seat correctly.
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  5. Take frequent bearing preload torque readings. Tighten the flange nut to achieve the preload torque readings originally recorded.
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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.

  1. Install or connect the following: DriveshaftBrake calipers and padsWheels

    Driveshaft
     
    Brake calipers and pads
     
    Wheels
     

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