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65conv
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posted 07-08-2002 09:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65conv   Click Here to Email 65conv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
so i yanked the pinion gear and housing out of my rear end (my stangs rear end to all the jokesters) to fix the oil seal gasket which was leaking and while i was spinning the pinion around i noticed that it occasionally 'catches' and stops spinning. i can start spinning it again by hand with a little effort, but is this a problem? do i need to replace the bearings? or is this normal?

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posted 07-09-2002 01:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You are not supposed to do that.
If you did what I think you did you will have to disassemble the entire pumpkin and reset the back lash. Sorry.

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posted 07-10-2002 10:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65conv   Click Here to Email 65conv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i miss spoke there. the pinion gear im refering to is the drive shaft one. i re installed it and it seems to be working fine. thanks.

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posted 07-10-2002 10:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ahh, you meant the rear yoke I believe.

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posted 07-10-2002 02:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65conv   Click Here to Email 65conv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
yeah, sorry about that. guess my inexperience is showing. one more question though....i replaced the oil seal, but i still have a leak where the housing attaches to the differential casing. theres a shim there, but no gasket. should there be one? if not, why would it be leaking? thanks

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posted 07-10-2002 06:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 7DMACH1   Click Here to Email 7DMACH1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The shims are to set the pinion depth but there is an "O" ring around it. That's probably your leak. Don't mess with the shims, just reuse them. You don't want to change the pinion depth or you will have serious problems. Get a new "O" ring. Remove the bolts around the housing {don't remove the yoke} pull the entire housing, yoke and pinion out as a unit. Remove the old "O" ring and install new one. Reinsert assy and bolt together. Check rear oil level. RAY

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