FRONT AND REAR AXLE DRIVE PINION AND BEARINGS MAINTENANCE
14. Install new spacer (8) on drive pinion (3) shaft, Place drive pinion into position. Mount a
suitably sized thick washer over threaded stem of drive pinion and install original flange nut (2).
Tighten flange nut enough to draw drive pinion through front bearing (10) so that threads are
exposed when flange is placed into position. Remove flange nut and washer. Discard flange
15. Install flange (1), original washer
(21 ), and new flange nut (2), Using
flange holder (5), tighten flange nut
until all end play is removed from
drive pinion (3). Remove flange
holder. At this point, bearing preload
specifications are being neared.