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Old 08-22-2017, 09:04 AM
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There was a washer there but it was pretty thin more like a shim than a washer. I think what ill do is buy a new seal, washer, nut, and crush sleeve tighten it down like you say just taking out the play. and ill rtv the splines like i did before to help it seal. Thanks for your help i hope this fixes it once and for all.
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Old 08-22-2017, 09:07 AM
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There was a washer there but it was pretty thin more like a shim than a washer. I think what ill do is buy a new seal, washer, nut, and crush sleeve tighten it down like you say just taking out the play. and ill rtv the splines like i did before to help it seal. Thanks for your help i hope this fixes it once and for all.
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Old 08-23-2017, 12:24 AM
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What im saying is i believe theres too much play between the pinion and the ring gear. So if I replace the crush sleeve how do i go about that without messing up the preload or backlash. Do i just put the new crush sleeve in, fallow the torque specks or do i half to reset every thing.
The crush sleeve has no effect on preload or backlash. It's a rather misunderstood piece of hardware. The only thing the sleeve does is provide tension on the pinion nut so it doesn't back off. Preload on the pinion bearings is determined by how far you tighten the nut, and backlash is set by lateral positioning of the ring gear. If a person is going to re-use a crush sleeve during a seal replacement, you should mark the nut and re-install it to its original position plus a FEW degrees more rotation. One-eighth turn is too much, your preload is probably pretty high now. If you want to replace the crush sleeve and properly set preload, the ring gear/carrier has to come out. After preload is set, then you can re-shim (to correct backlash) and re-install the ring gear/carrier assembly.
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