I just swaped the flanges on my pinion. Can someone give me the torques spec for the pinion nut?
JamisonWorkshop said:yep (you should always use a new crush sleeve when loosening the nut. )
You will be fine just retorqueing back to where it was. I had one for a year and a half like that, and it did finally sieze the bearing but I think that was because the weld broke.:flipoff2:
It lasted a while though. probably 75,000 miles
If you get the chance this weekend, lift the rearend, pull the axles out of the carrier, and see if you can easily spin the pinion by hand. I've found that the proper bearing preload is pretty close to "slight tension on the pinion when spun by hand", too much torque on the nut quickly becomes "can't move that sucker without a hernia".Priest said:
I just went out there, put a decent size breaker bar on it, gave it all I had and staked the nut. Everything should be cool according to him I just wanted to see if there was a spec on it.
:flipoff2: yea right that you no ofOffroadRunner said:I work in a Toyota dealer. We never put new crush sleeves in when we put in pinion seals. But the nut must go back to exactly where is was, or just a little tighter. We have yet to have a comeback because of it.
I work the shop counter, so I see everything that comes in the door. :flipoff2:
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