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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-24-2000, 06:08 PM
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ring gear set up question

Im finishing the assembly of a ring/pinion in a scout d44 that is going in the front of my 89 wrangler. Question is: jeep service manual states that new pinion bearings require 20-40 inch pounds of preload torque. Whereas randy's ring and pinion installation manual sites 14-19 inch pounds. It is a dana gear set. And, my tourque wrench only goes down to 20 inch pounds. Who is right? TIA,jamey williams

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Re: ring gear set up question

If I remember right, you are testing the rotational drag on the pinion when set up, correct?

If so, just set yours to 20 in/lb and you should be ok...

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yes that is the rotational drag. thanks for the help. jamey

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Re: ring gear set up question

I found differing info on this also. Most axles require 20 in/lbs of pinion bearing preload for new bearings and 6-10 in/lbs for used bearings.


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