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04-23-2008 01:29 PM
BADBlue Thanks guys. It's not the first time i have changed it, and i have reused the nut before and have had no problems. Just can't find that socket but now i can pick one up. Thanks again.
04-22-2008 10:30 PM
jpdocdave it is recommended to replace the nut, the theory is it will lock down only once, and can vibrate and lose torque over time. i've seen a couple out of a great many, come back a little loose, and caused damage to pinion bearing. i always use a little blue thread locker and reuse the nut, and never have a problem
04-22-2008 09:43 PM
whitebuffalo its a 1 1/8"

its fine to reuse the nut.

get an impact wrench or a big breaker bar, its gonna be snug
04-22-2008 09:32 PM
4.0l sahara ya I wouldn't worry about it but it's one of those things that isn't that big of a deal.
04-22-2008 09:28 PM
wheelin352 iv always reused mine after taking it off
04-22-2008 09:21 PM
4.0l sahara I've ben told that and it's on a few gear web sites. Don't know exactly why.
04-22-2008 09:14 PM
AzTJ
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Originally Posted by 4.0l sahara View Post
Don't remember size but pinion nuts are a 1 time use item.
Why is that? It's a locking nut, it will be fine to reuse, especially if you are replacing a pinion seal.
04-22-2008 09:12 PM
4.0l sahara Don't remember size but pinion nuts are a 1 time use item.
04-22-2008 08:08 PM
BADBlue
Dana 35 Pinion Nut?

Need your help. Need to replace the pinion yoke and seal on my dana 35. Does anyone know what size deep socket i need to remove the pinion nut?
Thanks

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