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 05-10-2012, 11:27 PM #1 jeepjoe4 Registered User 2006 LJ Wrangler    Join Date: Apr 2010 Location: huntsville, alabama Posts: 223 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?
05-11-2012, 07:48 AM   #2
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Run it.

 05-11-2012, 09:20 PM #3 danb303 Registered User 2005 WK    Join Date: Apr 2010 Location: NE ALABAMA Posts: 521 What was your preload? New bearings? or old ones?
05-11-2012, 10:25 PM   #4
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 Originally Posted by rjbruzan Run it.
I agree, a couple of IN/LBS won't make a difference.

 05-12-2012, 12:54 PM #5 jeepjoe4 Registered User 2006 LJ Wrangler    Join Date: Apr 2010 Location: huntsville, alabama Posts: 223 My preload is at 43 IN LBS and the are new bearings
 05-12-2012, 01:06 PM #6 Jason Registered User 2005 TJ Wrangler    Join Date: May 2009 Location: Eaton Rapids, Michigan Posts: 6,532 IMO, that's too much. I set mine at 18-19 when I regeared.
 05-12-2012, 10:05 PM #7 jeepjoe4 Registered User 2006 LJ Wrangler    Join Date: Apr 2010 Location: huntsville, alabama Posts: 223 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)
 05-12-2012, 10:20 PM #8 jeepjoe4 Registered User 2006 LJ Wrangler    Join Date: Apr 2010 Location: huntsville, alabama Posts: 223 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
 05-29-2012, 10:52 PM #9 jeepjoe4 Registered User 2006 LJ Wrangler    Join Date: Apr 2010 Location: huntsville, alabama Posts: 223 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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