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Old 02-14-2012, 10:29 AM
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I find that if you put a socket wrench or breaker bar on the nut and chock the wheels and put the park break on you can loosen the nut by putting a floor jack under the handle of the wrench or bar and jacking up the handle. The best part is you can use this to do the reverse procedure to tighten the nut and the best part is that you can with the jack tighten it very slowly, if you use a traditional impact gun you risk over tightening. You don't have to replace the crush sleeve but it's certainly recommended. As long as the pinion's rotational torque comes out around 15-20 inch lbs your alright. Of course that torque is measured without the axle shafts installed.
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