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Pinion seal replacement

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I have an '89 Dana 44 rear axle in my '88 XJ. I noticed the pinion seal leaking pretty good after my last romp in the mud. From what I can tell, this should be an easy job to fix.
Is replacing the seal as easy as removing the pinion nut, removing the yoke, and then pulling the seal and replacing in the oposite order.... I've heard that some of the newer XJs have to do something special when torquing the pinion nut on......???

Is there anything else I need to know to do this?
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Make sure when you take the nut off you use a torque wrench. Just keep increasing the setting little by little so you know what to torque it back to. Have a big set of channel locks and a strong buddy to hold the yoke while you break it loose and tighten it.
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