Originally Posted by nross
alright, now to remove this seal, I just remove the nut, take out the yoke.. then thats is where im a bit lost.... how do I stop the yoke from turning to remove the nut? and .... yeah.......
Ah, the world of homemade tools! I took a pice of 2" wide 1/4" thick and 14" long flat iron and made a flange holder. Drill two holes to match the holes on your flange and you're good to go. Kind of a long flat wrench.
The proper way is to remove carrier, use new crush sleeve and set the preload to 8-14 inlbs.
Many people just take the nut off, replace seal, and torque it back close to original. There are two "improper" ways to do that, you can get a torque reading before diasassembly, or count the number of turns/mark the pinion and nut. When you put it back on, put it on the same number of turns/to the mark. Problem with both is the torque may have been off to start, which was my case hence my chewed up bearings.