GearMan said:ouch thats the hard way put it in a press and crush it till the play is taken out of it. stand the pinion on the yoke and press on the pilot. crush it till you feel the resistance.
- And this short cut will end with bearing failure if you have any kind of load on the vehicle, bearing peload is critical. The best way is to hold the pinion gear head with alum. in a large vise and turn the pinion nut and rotate the pinion support checking for the preload. steve differential eng. inc.