Mitsubishi Montero, Sport 1998-06

Pinion Seal

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Driveshaft, matchmark for reassembly
     
    Pinion nut and washer using a suitable pinion flange holding tool
     
    Companion flange from the drive pinion
     

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  5. Pry the pinion seal out of the differential carrier.
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To install:

  1. Clean and inspect the sealing surface of the housing.
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  3. Install or connect the following:

    New seal into the housing until the flange on the seal is flush with the carrier. Using a seal driver.
     

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  5. With the seal installed, the pinion bearing preload must be set.

    Pinion nut (a new self-locking pinion nut must be used).
     
    Driveshaft, align the matchmarks
     

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  7. Check the level of the differential lubricant when finished.
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