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Old 11-04-2011, 08:03 PM
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Vehicle: 2001 dodge ram 1500 sport
Trim Level: slt with offroad pkg
Color: intense blue pearl
Engine: 1994-2001 318ci (5.2L) Magnum V8 220hp
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installation is the the tricky part. puth the bearings and new crush collar in then slide the pinion input the flange on and the big nut. you need to tighten the nut but do it slowly and check the drag on the pinion. set to manufactuers specs with torque wrench. inch pounds very important. if you over tighten the crush collar it is junk so be careful. now you check your pinion depth with tool. match it up to what is on the new pinion. once that is done and set put the ring gear on the carrier and instal carrier place in old shims in the original spots and bolt up. usually the original shims are perfect but not always. now check your backlash with an indicator and check it to manufactures specs. if it is not right then you have to play with the shims to get it right. once thats done you get your gear marking compound and put it on ring gear and spin you will see the pinion marks on it. it needs to be in the middle of the ring gear.once done and everything is torqued to specs. install axles drive shaft and cover put gear lube in and your done.
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