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Unread 06-23-2013, 04:02 PM   #1
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dana 44 help

I was going to replace the pinion seal when I found that the yoke was tight when turned one way and sloppy when turned the other way.It felt tight when driveshaft was on. Should there be this much play in the pinion shaft? It actuall comes out a t bit and gets sloppy when turned in one direction.Incorrect preload? Shot pinion bearing?


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Unread 06-23-2013, 09:21 PM   #2
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There should be some rotational slack in a pinion but there should not be any in and out play at all.
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Unread 06-24-2013, 07:48 AM   #3
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Pinion bearings are shot. Replace.
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