Originally Posted by MichaeljR
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.