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How tight should a pinion nut be?

How tight should a pinion nut be?

The pinion flange is held with a fixture or tool, and the pinion nut is tightened until there is no bearing play. Then it is carefully tightened in steps , little by little ,until the torque that is required to rotate the pinion is correct. Not enough bearing preload, and gear contact patterns will be affected.

What size is the pinion nut on a 14 bolt?

10.5″ GM 14 bolt truck pinion nut. 1 1/2″ socket, 15/16″ x 16 thread.

Can you reuse a pinion crush sleeve?

The best way to reuse a crush sleeve is to slide it over a piece of pipe and hit with a hammer to make it longer again. It won’t take as much force to crush it again but will ultimately do the job.

What size is pinion nut?

YSPPN-018 Pinion Nut 7/8 Inch x 14 Thread 1 1/4 Inch Socket Yukon Gear.

How can I increase my pinion depth?

Pinion Depth – The distance from the face of the pinion gear to the centerline of the ring gear. This is adjusted by adding or subtracting shims to the inner pinion bearing.

What is the purpose of a crush sleeve on a pinion gear?

Moderator. It’s not for bearing preload it’s like a lock washer for the pinion nut. It springs back around . 015 and keeps a constant pressure on the pinion nut through the front pinion bearings inner race and yoke.

What size bolts hold the U-joints to the pinion?

The original equipment hardware used to hold the u-joint into the pinion yoke was comprised of either two 5/16 inch u-bolts or 4 bolts and 2 metal straps. Both styles were used on original equipment applications.

What kind of rear end does a 10 bolt have?

The 8.5 inch 10 Bolt rear ends can be found in just about any Chevy and GM car or light truck. Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, Buick and Pontiac enthusiasts around the world have used the 8.5 inch 10 Bolt rear end in countless street and race car applications. The original equipment u-joint size was either 1310 or GM 3R series.

How do you tighten the pinion nut?

The correct way to do this is to use the yoke lock (part of the setup tool kit we bought) and use a breaker bar with a cheater pipe. I like to slowly tighten the new pinion nut until I take up all of the front to back free play.

What kind of pinion yoke does Denny’s use?

Denny’s Driveshafts stocks the Chevy and GM Corporate 8.5 inch 10 Bolt rear end pinion yokes in a variety of u-joint series in the 30 spline version. The 8.5 inch 10 Bolt rear ends can be found in just about any Chevy and GM car or light truck.

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