I replaced my pinion seal on my Dana 30 with 4.10s using the mark the differentual, mark the yoke, market the nut method. Ive got a Aussie locker in the Dana 30 so I know my front drove shaft is spinning. Currently I have the Dana 35 with 3.07s installed still. Waiting for some free time for the 8.8 install.
What I'm trying to figure out is...how can I verify that I got the nut back in the correct place? Would driving around in two wheel drive tell me anything? Since the driveshaft IS spinning due to the locker? Or is my only way or telling to wait until I put the rear axle in and drive in four wheel? Or pull and use the diff gear paint method?
Black 1993 YJ 4.0, 5 Speed
Slowly but surely getting better and better. Trailer build soon!!
Not saying yours is wrong but.... On mine I used the rotational torque method as a first and a mark the nut second. If I had gone by the mark the nut method it would have not been within spec. You will find out pretty fast if she is not right.
My build: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/95-yam-project-1527472/?highlight=
What you are trying to circumvent is pulling the carrier and using an inch/lb torque wrench and setting the pinion preload properly. Many people get away with all manner of tightening it back down and never seem to report back that they had trouble. If they had trouble there would be a percentage that wouldn't post anyways. My first attempt i did it wrong and ended up with a loose pinion. Didn't cause too much trouble and there were no audible/visual signs other then when i grabbed the shaft and tugged on it. If it were a rear it would be a different story.
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