How do you remove a pinion yoke nut?

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How do you remove a pinion yoke nut?

A LARGE pipe wrench works if it has the body or something to jam it from turning. Then a socket to fit the nut, and a breaker bar with probably a pipe to extend the handle. Then PUSH OR PULL as the case will be till it comes loose, remove the nut, and use a hammer to tap the yolk off the pinion shaft.

What is a yoke tool?

The Yoke Tool is used to hold the yoke in place while applying torque to the pinion nut for setting bearing preload. Perfect for loosening stubborn pinion nuts or used for high torque applications such as a cruch sleeve that requires 250 ft.

What size is the pinion nut on a Dana 30?

Replacement pinion nut for Model 20 & 35, Dana 30 JK, 44 JK front, Ford 10.25, 10.5 & some 9.75. 7/8-20 thread, 1 1/8 socket.

What size is the pinion nut on a Dana 44?

Technical Notes: 1 5/16″ socket, 7/8″-14 thread.

How do you change a pinion yoke on a Ford 9 inch?

How to Change a Pinion Seal in a Ford 9-inch Rear EndPark the vehicle on level ground. Mark the U-joint cap and the pinion yoke with white-out where the cap is seated. Place an inch-pound needle-type torque wrench and socket on the pinion nut. Mark the pinion yoke and the shaft with white-out so you can realign the parts when you put it back together.

How much does it cost to replace pinion bearing?

Most seals and bearings are relatively inexpensive on their own. Combined with the few hours of labor required for their replacement, the typical rear differential cost of repair is between $200 and $400. If gears are required, that number jumps a bunch.

How do you tighten a pinion nut?

3:36Suggested clip · 71 secondsSetting Pinion Bearing Preload — Yukon Gear & Axle – YouTubeYouTubeStart of suggested clipEnd of suggested clip

Can you reuse a pinion nut?

Reusing the original pinion nut is okay if you clean the pinion threads, the nut ( use some brake clean ) & use lock-tight or grind a grove in the pinion shaft torque the nut & peen the nut, or torque the nut & spot weld it on, but if you’ve a new nut use it & lock-tight it as well.

How tight should pinion nut be?

Be careful a quarter turn past optimum is way too tight. You only want 12-20 in. lbs of torque on the free spinning pinion. If you go too tight, the only thing to do is take it apart and crush a new sleeve.

What are the symptoms of a bad pinion bearing?

Generally, worn out pinion bearings can create whirring noises at various speeds, be it may during deceleration and/or acceleration. If the pinion bearings are the problem, they create more of a whirring noise than a rumble because it turns several times faster than the carrier assembly.

What does a bad pinion bearing sound like?

A “whirring” noise while decelerating at any or all speeds is most likely caused by bad pinion bearings or loose pinion bearing preload. This condition is typically always diagnosed as a bad ring and Pinion gear. Regular “clunking” or loud “clicking” every few feet may indicate a broken ring or pinion gear tooth.

Can you drive with a bad carrier bearing?

While driving, the bearing allows the drive shaft some flexibility; however, if there is too much flex due to a worn bearing, the vehicle may start to have problems. Ignoring this problem can damage the differential, transmission, and the driveshaft in your vehicle.

How long does it take to replace a carrier bearing?

That’s very difficult to answer due to the multiple variables involved in removing and replacing hard to access components such as the center driveshaft on a front wheel drive vehicle like your Edge. However, in general, this type of job can often be completed in one business day; or less than 8 service hours.

How much does it cost to replace center support bearing?

A center bearing replacement costs anywhere between $20 and $250. The price depends on the type of your vehicle and its year, make, and model.

What causes carrier bearing failure?

This issue could be caused by worn carrier bearings, worn pinion bearings, loose carrier bearing replacements or pinion bearings nut, worn differentials or improper adjustment of any of these parts. If you just have done some work on your vehicle then chances are poor installation is causing this issue.

What happens when a carrier bearing fails?

A failed bearing will not be able to properly support the drive shaft, and as a result the drive shaft will flex incorrectly, which will cause vibration and shuddering. A worn center support bearing will not be able to properly support the vehicle and will render it undrivable once it completely fails.

What are signs of a bad drive shaft?

Signs of a bad driveshaft/drivetrainVibrations from under the vehicle. A common symptom of a failing driveshaft is an intense shaking coming from underneath the vehicle. Difficulty turning. Loud clunking noise. Car shudders upon acceleration. Squeaking noise. Clicking or knocking noise.