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Topic Review (Newest First)
05-12-2013 10:05 PM
Dfishman76 The outer pinion bearing was bad. Had to,change it out.
05-04-2013 02:26 PM
Jerry Bransford Spell check must have got me.
05-04-2013 01:26 PM
Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
Replacing a pinion bear bearing is not difficult...
A pinion bear?

That would have to be a bear of a job!!!
05-04-2013 01:24 PM
Originally Posted by Dfishman76 View Post
Got it fixed and was not that bad. Thanks for the help
What, exactly, did you do to solve the problem?
05-04-2013 12:31 PM
Dfishman76 Got it fixed and was not that bad. Thanks for the help
04-27-2013 01:20 PM
Jerry Bransford
Originally Posted by Dfishman76 View Post
Looks like the pinion bearing is bad how hard is that to change?
Replacing a pinion bear bearing is not difficult but neither is it an easy job. You would need a bearing puller and press, and you'd have to mostly disassemble the axle by sliding the axle shafts out & removing the carrier to get at the pinion gear. Then you'd have to know how to arrive at the proper shim thickness via a little math so the pinion gear would be at the correct depth again after pressing the new bearing onto it.

If you have access to a bearing puller & press, it's not a difficult job but it's not one that many Jeepers here would be up to.
04-27-2013 10:45 AM
Dfishman76 This is the front pinion. Bearing should have not play in it at all right? How bad is it to change? This one has play in the bearing.
04-27-2013 10:32 AM
Patrick H Could be bad pinion bearings, or the pinion nut may just be loose. They don't usually loosen up unless there has been work done on the rear end (pinion seal replacement, etc.) or the bearings are bad.
04-27-2013 10:29 AM
Dfishman76 So what could be causing the play? Gears look good.
04-27-2013 10:22 AM
Patrick H There should be *zero* lateral or longitudinal play.
04-27-2013 10:13 AM
Dfishman76 How much movement should there be on the pinion shaft? Is it ok that it moves any at all? Should it move in and out any? I have a little play in mine up and down and moves a little in and out is this normal?

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