Thanks to everyone for their help, the search on the pinion seal was very helpful. When I went to check the torgue value to turn the rear pinion assy prior to removing the pinion nut, tires and brake drums off, I was expecting about 20 inch pounds or so. Mine barely read anything, less then 5 inch pounds to turn the assy. I have had no problems in two years of owning this jeep. After I replace the seal should I tighten the pinion nut until it takes 10 inch pounds (the original 5 Inch pounds to turn the assy plus an additional 5 inch ponds) or should I tighten the pinion nut to a specific minimun torque value to turn the pinion assy. thanks and sorry for another pinion seal question.
1985 CJ AMC 20 rear with factory 3.31 gears, T-5, 6 cyl
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I don't have the tools to make the tool to hold the yoke when I loosen the pinion nut, what did you use or did you make one.
Yes. I made a yoke holder tool, several years ago. After the new seal was installed, I used an impact gun to get the new pinion nut close to touching the yoke, then, from there on , I used a ratchet the rest of the way.
I did VERY SMALL increments. Tighten a little, check torque. Tighten a little more, check the torque, again.
I followed this procedure until I was at 19 in./lbs, which was my target number.
I had to use the yoke holder throughout the entire nut tightening process.