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Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Clovis , CA, USA
Re: Replacing pinion seal & possibly the yoke on 12 bolt
I replaced mine with no problem. Seal the splines with a little rtv and also around the outside diameter of the seal before installation. Also remember to grease the seal so it doesn't start dry. Buy a new nut and use a little locktite for insurance. You can crank pretty hard to tighten it without further crushing the sleeve. It takes about 100 ft. lbs. to futher crush the sleeve. Do a search. This has been answered many times. Good luck.
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