HELP! Middle of pinion seal change problem!
I just took off the drive-shaft and I put on the torque wretch and the pinion nut has no resistance! I can spin the pinion by the nut with my fingers. What is going on?
Did the guy who installed my gears screw up the crush sleeve, or is this a sign something else?
Can I just use these values that Cliffyk posted in an old thread?
"The pinion nut is to be tightened to whatever torque is required so that it takes 16-29 lb-in of torque (with new bearings/gears/etc) to rotate the pinion gear."
"For reusing the bearings and crush sleeve (8 to 14 lb-in)"