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Old 06-26-2012, 05:49 PM
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My 2006 Ram 1500 4x4 has developed a slight leak, more like seepage, at the rear diff pinion seal. I noticed it while changing gear oil this past weekend. Is it something that would be fairly easy to change myself? I have the tools and done plenty of my own auto repairs just never messed with a rear end.

Saw a Youtube video that made it look pretty easy. Drop the shaft, remove the yoke, mark the nut and pinion to put it back to the same spot so as to not mess with the crush bearing (if there is one), pop out the seal, put in a new one and put the yoke back on and line up the marks.

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My 2006 Ram 1500 4x4 has developed a slight leak, more like seepage, at the rear diff pinion seal. I noticed it while changing gear oil this past weekend. Is it something that would be fairly easy to change myself? I have the tools and done plenty of my own auto repairs just never messed with a rear end.

Saw a Youtube video that made it look pretty easy. Drop the shaft, remove the yoke, mark the nut and pinion to put it back to the same spot so as to not mess with the crush bearing (if there is one), pop out the seal, put in a new one and put the yoke back on and line up the marks.

I hate spending money for repairs I can do myself.
Yes this is a very easy thing to fix, back a few weeks ago when I installed my new driveshaft I had to place my pinion yoke.

When you tighten the pinion nut just turn the nut about 1/8th more turn to keep the pressure on the assembly.

If you want an idea on remove the old pinion nut, just use a regular (good quality) rachet wrench and use your floor jack to loosen the nut, I use the reverse procedure to tighten it.
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yes it is very easy i just did it in my 98 didnt take long at all
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personally, i would spend the $5 for a new crush sleeve
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Yeah but then I'd have to disassemble the whole rear end right?
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