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JandSJK
07-07-2012, 08:43 PM
Ok I'm trying to replace my leaky rear pinion seal and can't seem to get the flange nut loose. Is there something i need to do before loosening it?

Prime8
07-07-2012, 10:22 PM
Ok I'm trying to replace my leaky rear pinion seal and can't seem to get the flange nut loose. Is there something i need to do before loosening it?

Are you talking about that big, 1.5" nut?

MTG
07-07-2012, 10:54 PM
I had to use an impact wrench on my front.

JandSJK
07-07-2012, 11:21 PM
Didn't know if it was safe to use an impact on. Had a 2foot cheater on it and it wouldn't budge

wayoflife
07-08-2012, 12:32 AM
as mentioned, an impact wrench will make this job a lot easier.

Prime8
07-08-2012, 03:02 AM
Didn't know if it was safe to use an impact on. Had a 2foot cheater on it and it wouldn't budge

Haha, its 150 ft pounds. I had a bit of a time using a foot long torque wrench. But years of heavy bench and shoulder press paid off.

bdmckenna
07-08-2012, 03:56 AM
While you can use an impact to remove it, just remember that there is a crush bearing that you want to be careful of when you put it back on. Use a torque wrench to put it back on and tighten it.