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BADBlue 04-22-2008 08:08 PM

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?

4.0l sahara 04-22-2008 09:12 PM

Don't remember size but pinion nuts are a 1 time use item.

AzTJ 04-22-2008 09:14 PM


Originally Posted by 4.0l sahara (Post 221383)
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.

4.0l sahara 04-22-2008 09:21 PM

I've ben told that and it's on a few gear web sites. Don't know exactly why.

wheelin352 04-22-2008 09:28 PM

iv always reused mine after taking it off :confused:

4.0l sahara 04-22-2008 09:32 PM

ya I wouldn't worry about it but it's one of those things that isn't that big of a deal.

whitebuffalo 04-22-2008 09:43 PM

its a 1 1/8"

its fine to reuse the nut.

get an impact wrench or a big breaker bar, its gonna be snug

jpdocdave 04-22-2008 10:30 PM

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

BADBlue 04-23-2008 01:29 PM

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.:punk:

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