post #1 of Old 02-05-2013, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
MichaeljR
Registered User
1981 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Crestone
Posts: 5
amc 20 yoke play

the pinion seal on my amc 20 is leaking, so i'm about to replace it .i got the cover off, oil drained, u-joint disconnected from the yoke.i can't remove pinion nut till tomorrow(i have to drive an hour to oreilly's to get a 1 1/8'' socket).i noticed the yoke has about a 1/16" of play side to side and up and down.is this normal or should i plan on replacing the outer pinion bearing as well?

MichaeljR is offline  
post #2 of Old 02-05-2013, 04:33 PM
hp_lovecraft
Registered User
1981 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Maine
Posts: 1,151
Quote:
Originally Posted by MichaeljR View Post
i noticed the yoke has about a 1/16" of play side to side and up and down.is this normal or should i plan on replacing the outer pinion bearing as well?
Keep in mind that changing that bearing requires removing the entire carrier, and pulling the axles. and its a fairly involved process to get it all together, involing crush sleeves, and special tools.

Note: My yoke had a bit of play as well, but after I changed the seal, and torqued it back up, the play went away, so who knows. Changing the seal itself is a much easier task, though since you would be reusing the same crush sleeve, its hard to tell if you are setting the proper preload.
hp_lovecraft is offline  
post #3 of Old 02-05-2013, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
MichaeljR
Registered User
1981 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Crestone
Posts: 5
"ya,i'm hoping the new seal will help with the play.it's worn pretty bad. thanks for the reply.
MichaeljR is offline  
post #4 of Old 02-05-2013, 05:27 PM
82JeepCJ7
Registered User
1982 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Marysville, WA
Posts: 5,413
BTW, the nut is 1-5/16" and the socket usually has to be turned down on the outside to fit into the yolk.

Just wanted to save ya a trip.

Beat it to fit, paint it to match!

Wheel, Wrench, Repeat.
82JeepCJ7 is offline  
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome