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Any tips on how to adjust backlash? I just replaced the swivel grease, can i remove the entire ball housing assembly in order to remove the axels? what is acceptable pinion to ring gerar play?

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-Gabe.
 

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Yes.

4 to 7 thou is the R&P backlash setting.

Might be best to download a workshop manual.
 

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I have a manual, but im wondering what could cause the backlash to be off so much. the is like 1" of play at the pinion before the wheels are engaged.
 

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Play at the pinion flange is not just backlash in the pinion/ring gear. It is a combination of backlash from all of the components. 1" sound normal.
 

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Most likely a u-joint.

That video is just showing pinion/ring gear backlash. In the truck you see the combination of pinion, diff spider gears, 4 splined joints and the two CVs. It adds up and 1" at the outside the pinion is within a range of normallity.
 

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there is no play spec per se between the pinion flange and ring gear. there is a backlash spec but what that translates to at the pinion flange is unknown.

there is a preload spec on the bearings.
 
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