FRONT AND REAR AXLE DRIVE PINION AND BEARINGS MAINTENANCE
Flange nut (2) should be saved for use during drive pinion (3) installation,
When drive pinion is fully seated and ready to receive final torque, a new
flange nut must be used,
Using flange holder (5), remove flange nut (2) and washer from flange (1).
Install flange remover bolt into small outside diameter end of flange remover (6). Turn flange
remover 1/8 turn to a locked position. Turn flange remover while holding flange holder (5)
stationary, Remove flange (1).
Install flange nut (2), removed in step 2, halfway on drive pinion (3) threads. Tap on nut with
soft-faced hammer to loosen drive pinion, Remove flange nut from drive pinion. Remove drive
pinion from housing (4).