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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-30-2001, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
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NP205 Rear Yoke removal?

I am leaking fluid out my rear output on my 205 when traveling up a steep grade. I changed the front seal no problem (it was leaking too). I have to remove the yoke on the rear to change the seal and was wondering what the best way to do it was. I have changed yokes on diffs before by just letting the tires and gears hold the nut from spinning. I was a little worried that this might damage my 205 (letting the gears hold the output while I wrench on the nut). Any suggestions? I have been toying with building something that would hold it with the u-bolt holes but that makes me nervous too. Also i don't have a book on the Chevy case that tells me torque specs but I figure it's around 150-200 ftlbs. I would appreciate the torque if anyone knows it off-hand.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-31-2001, 12:07 AM
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Re: NP205 Rear Yoke removal?

I am not sure on the torque, but I have always just used the old air impact for pulling yokes, whether it is on the axle or the t-case. I have never had a problem. If I don't have an air impact, I just lock the hubs and put it in low so I can crank on the nut.

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Re: NP205 Rear Yoke removal?

put it in gear, lock the front hubs, put the 205 in 4x4, set the brake or chock the wheels. this will work if you have a front drive shhaft installed. if it isn't in the rig use a pipe wrench to hold the yoke while you turn the nut.

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Re: NP205 Rear Yoke removal?

The way I've done it is to use a large pipe wrench on the yoke with about 4-5 ft of pipe over the handle. Then get out the breaker bar and more pipe and have at it.

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