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I'm putting the finishing touches on my ring and pinion swap and the specs say to torque the pinion nut to 200 ft lbs. whenever I get it that tight the thing doesn't turn. What am I doing wrong?
 

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if you're using a solid spacer you have too much pinion bearing preload.. so much in fact you can't turn the pinion.. remove pinion bearing preload shims till 200 ft.lbs. gets you your spec in the pinion bearing preload department..

if you're using a crush sleeve... OOPS!
 

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I have tried it both ways. I had it were I only had .0003 in shims and now I have .006 I'v been doing alittle research and it looks like I might need to give the pinion a tap and to see if the bearing is set all the way.
 

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krankitup said:
I have tried it both ways. I had it were I only had .0003 in shims and now I have .006 I'v been doing alittle research and it looks like I might need to give the pinion a tap and to see if the bearing is set all the way.
Ok ill be the first to ask,

"what axle you working on"

So based on no information id say try more shim...

In fact id try alot more and work it in from the other direction and NOT ruin things... ?

-yag
 

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Ok ill be the first to ask,

"what axle you working on"

So based on no information id say try more shim...

In fact id try alot more and work it in from the other direction and NOT ruin things... ?

-yag
Yep, what axle?

I'd be willing to bet that bearing is unhappy at this point. You need to measure the drag on the pinion (alone) with an in-lb torque wrench...

You do know that, right?
 
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