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Location: North Central Illinois
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Re: Gona install lockrite
You can use a beam style torque wrench, and check the rotating drag on the pinion shaft at the flange , then compare it again when it's together . Should be within 10% if everything is right . Just remember that you cleaned all the oil out of the bearings, so oil them first . Once it's back in the truck, drive it easy for awhile , no matter how careful you are, your putting a new pattern on those teeth . And keep an eye out on the amount of heat and drag it generates . If the preload isn't right , that gear is going to get excessively hot .