Originally Posted by blacksport
Dang no help yet? I already got the drive shaft rebuilt with new u-joints just need to get the big nut off the rear u-joint. impacts not working. Guess ill just entertain myself on this thread
you need get the nut off the u joint?
anyway, pretty straight forward, remove the pinion nut, tap the yoke off with a hammer, pop the seal out, make sure there's no burrs left anywhere, install the new seal, clean the sealing surface of the yoke, reinstall yoke.
the important part is reinstalling the nut. technically its a one time use nut. many people re use them, but i will not re use unless i use thread locker on the nut. tighten the nut to the same torque it was at, most people don't have a dial indicator torque wrench to measure the turning torque beforehand and to put it back the same, so most people wrap it tight with an impact trying not to make it tighter than it was. this is important because you can end up changing the preload on your pinion bearings, causing way more expensive problems later, and also repeat pinion seal failures.