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Old September 12th, 2005, 03:39 PM
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Rear Pinion slack

Hey all. I just replaced a bad bearing in the rear pinion. I noticed that while I was pulling the bearing out that the pinion would move in and out about a half inch. Is that normal? I plan on removing the diff tomorrow to see if there is any damage and to try and figure out why I still have a high pitched whine at 35 and 55 mph. As well as a clunking noise thats speeds up with wheel speed. My initial thought was that the center diff was just clunking since I have been driving around in frontwheel drive for the better part of a month.
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Old September 12th, 2005, 03:57 PM
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Did you pull on the shaft after removing the flange? I think there should be a spacer in after the flange.
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Old September 12th, 2005, 04:46 PM
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I left the shaft in and pulled the bearing and oil seal. I put the spacers and stuff back in again.
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Old September 12th, 2005, 09:50 PM
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Are you saying that you could move the shaft with the outer bearing out?? That sounds reasonable. The pinion could move up the ring gear as the inner bearing unseats.

You shouldn't just replace one bearing. It would be pretty hard to set the bearing preload properly.
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Old September 12th, 2005, 10:07 PM
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Yeah. I'm pulling it out and going to replace them both.
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