Removal & Installation
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
- Drain the gear oil.
Remove or disconnect the following:
NOTEUse an inch lb. (Nm) torque wrench, measure and record the amount of torque required to maintain rotation of the pinion.
Negative battery cable
Install or connect the following:
New pinion seal lightly coated with clean gear oil
- Rotate the pinion flange occasionally while tightening the flange nut and make certain that the pinion bearings are seated properly.
Take several bearing preload torque readings. Tighten the flange nut to achieve the preload torque reading. The maximum torque reading should not exceed 14 inch lbs. (1.6 Nm).
Driveshaft after aligning the matchmarks
- Fill the gear oil to the proper level.
- Start the vehicle and check for leaks, repair if necessary.