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Unread 05-10-2012, 10:27 PM   #1
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pinion preload Help

I just did a regear on a dana 30 and I used a crush sleeve, when I was setting the preload I over shot the max torque setting by 2 to 3 INLBS, I am thinking of running it as is, Am I going to regret this decision or should i redo the preload? I have all the parts just not the time to redo it should i just let it sit till I can get to it or should i chance it?

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Unread 05-11-2012, 06:48 AM   #2
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Run it.
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Unread 05-11-2012, 08:20 PM   #3
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What was your preload?

New bearings? or old ones?
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Unread 05-11-2012, 09:25 PM   #4
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Run it.
I agree, a couple of IN/LBS won't make a difference.
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Unread 05-12-2012, 11:54 AM   #5
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My preload is at 43 IN LBS and the are new bearings
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Unread 05-12-2012, 12:06 PM   #6
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IMO, that's too much. I set mine at 18-19 when I regeared.
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Unread 05-12-2012, 09:05 PM   #7
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sorry but the service manuel torque specs is as follows


WRENCH TIGHTENING TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
LBS. FT. 1 N•m
Cover Screws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 47.5
Differential Bearing Cap Screws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 108.5
Drive Pinion Nut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 470 637.2
Fill Plug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 33.9
Ring Gear Screws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220 298.3
PINION BEARING AND DIFFERENTIAL BEARING
PRELOAD SPECIFICATION
LBS. FT. 1 N•m
Torque to Rotate Drive Pinion Only (New bearings only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-40 <- in LBS <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Torque to Rotate Drive Pinion and Differential Case
Assembly (Less Axle Shafts) (New bearings only) SEE NOTE 1
BACKLASH SPECIFICATION
Drive Gear to Drive Pinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 005 - .008 (.13 -20 mm)
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Unread 05-12-2012, 09:20 PM   #8
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going to run them, If i have any problems I'll just have to park the Jeep till I can get to it. I'll keep you all updated
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Unread 05-29-2012, 09:52 PM   #9
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Ok all is great, after breaking in the gears I drove my Jeep 1100 miles to Denver with no problems from the axels but I did get a wired vib from the trans (auto) and it is getting really hot I have it in a shop out here and they are not having any luck finding the problem.
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