Land Rover 2000-05

Pinion Seal

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Matchmark the driveshaft and flange and disconnect the driveshaft.
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  5. Hold the flange and remove the nut.
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  7. Remove the flange.
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  9. Remove the seal.

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    Fig. Pinion seal and flange-Discovery II (2000-02) and Range Rover (2000-02)

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To install:

  1. Clean all mating surfaces.
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  3. Lubricate the oil seal lips with gear oil.
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  5. Drive the seal into place.
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  7. Position the flange and install the holding tool.
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  9. Install the nut or bolt. Torque the nut to 100 ft. lbs. (135 Nm); the bolt to 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm).
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  11. Connect the driveshaft. Torque the nuts to 35 ft. lbs. (48 Nm).
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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Raise front or rear of vehicle, as needed.
    WARNING
    Do not work on or under a vehicle supported only by a jack. Always use safety stands.

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  5. Reference mark rear propeller shaft for reassembly.
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  7. Remove nuts and bolts securing flexible coupling to pinion flange. Tie propeller shaft aside.
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  9. If working on rear differential, use tool LRT-51-008 to extract the centering peg from the rear pinion flange, then remove the peg from the removal tool.
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  11. Using tool LRT-51-003 to hold pinion flange, remove pinion flange bolt and washer. Remove flange.
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  13. Position a container to catch oil spillage.
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  15. Using a suitable pry tool, carefully remove the pinion oil seal. Avoid damaging oil seal recess.
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To install:

  1. Clean pinion oil seal recess and pinion flange. Lubricate oil seal lip with clean differential oil.
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  3. Using tool LRT-51-010, install a new pinion oil seal.
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  5. Position pinion flange and bolt and washer in place. Use tool LRT-51-003 to hold pinion flange and tighten bolt to 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm).
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  7. On rear differential, use a tubular drift, install the centering peg to the pinion flange. Ensure the large diameter part of the centering peg is below the pinion flange mounting surface.
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  9. Position propeller shaft and align reference marks.
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  11. Install nuts and bolts holding flexible coupling to pinion flange. Tighten to 55 ft. lbs. (76 Nm).
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  13. Remove safety stands and lower vehicle.
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  15. Check differential oil.
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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the chassis.
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  5. Disconnect the exhaust system.
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  7. Remove the center heat shield.
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  9. Remove the fuel tank heat shield.
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  11. Reference mark the propeller shaft to differential and remove the propeller shaft nuts.
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  13. Remove the center support bearing nuts and lower and support the propeller shaft.
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  15. Remove the differential locking plate.
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  17. Reference mark the pinion nut to pinion shaft and remove the pinion nut.
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  19. Using a puller, remove the pinion flange.
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  21. Remove the pinion seal.
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To install:

  1. Clean pinion oil seal recess and pinion flange. Lubricate oil seal lip with clean differential oil.
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  3. Using tool LRT-12-179 and LRT 51-019, install a new pinion oil seal.
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  5. Clean the pinion flange.
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  7. Install the pinion flange and tighten the nut to match the reference marks made previously.
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  9. Install a new locking plate.
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  11. Clean the differential and propeller shaft mating surfaces.
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  13. Install the propeller shaft to the differential flange and locate the support bearing.
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  15. Install the support bearing nuts but do not tighten.
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  17. Install the propeller shaft to the differential and tighten the nuts to 52 ft. lbs. (70 Nm).
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  19. Tighten the support bearing nuts to 15 ft. lbs. ( 21 Nm).
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  21. Install the fuel tank heat shield.
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  23. Install the center heat shield.
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  25. Install the exhaust system.
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  27. Check the differential oil and fill as needed.
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