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Unread 08-21-2009, 11:51 PM   #1
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axle shaft touching pinion shaft

i did my axle seals today on my 35c noticed when trying to pull pinion shaft it was tight had to lightly tap it out, when i put it back together same thing had to tap it in a little, the passenger side axle has no end play,driver has play,can this be adjusted? not to familiar with gears, is there a shim behind the spider gear i could take out for more clearance? or is this normal , it drives fine, i guess it was like this when i bought it, thanks

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Unread 08-22-2009, 12:45 AM   #2
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thats normal. for future reference please try to use the proper terms. sounds like you were referring to your differentials cross shaft.
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Unread 08-22-2009, 12:58 AM   #3
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ok so its normal for my axle to be touching the pinion mate gear shaft on the passenger side, and my drivers side axle end play is with in tolerance for end play, wont my axle wear into the shaft? i thought both side needed some play in and out?and shouldnt the shaft slide out of the carrier when you remove the locknut, just want to make sure before i put the diff cover back on, im pretty sure the pinion mate gear shaft is the cross shaft
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for future reference please try to use the proper terms. .
he did....

make sure the c clip is seated. most take a gentle tap to remove.
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for future reference please try to use the proper terms.
He did, the pinion gears inside the differential are held in place with a pinion shaft.

Look up pinion gears and you'll understand.
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Unread 08-22-2009, 11:28 AM   #6
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thats normal. for future reference please try to use the proper terms. sounds like you were referring to your differentials cross shaft.
When I had a whopping 18 posts under my belt, I'm glad someone didn't jump into the middle of one of my posts and tell me to use the proper terms.

There is such a thing as a learning curve.
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Unread 08-22-2009, 01:30 PM   #7
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i prefer to search and read then post, im not new to jeeps, just new to dipping into the rearend, so should the axle be a little tight to the pinion shaft?
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Unread 08-22-2009, 01:42 PM   #8
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wow echo echo.

sorry i was a little confused. i do apologize. i do have differential experience and have been working with them for years. again kit05 what you describe sounds fine and is normal.

anyone else want to bash me? i deserve it let it rip!

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