FRONT AND REAR AXLE DRIVE PINION OIL SEAL AND PINION FLANGE
Remove oil seal (5) from housing bore and discard.
Inspect flange oil seal contact surface, bearing contact surface, drive splines, and universal
joint mount. Replace flange if damaged.
If flange deflector requires replacement, remove by tapping from flange. Clean stake points,
install new deflector, and stake deflector at 3 new equally spaced positions.
Lubricate cavity between oil seal (5) lips with molybdenum grease and install new oil seal
squarely in bore until flush with housing,
Install flange (2). Install washer (1) and original flange nut (4). Install flange holder (6) and
tighten flange nut until same number of threads on drive pinion (3) stem are exposed as
recorded during removal and scribe marks are alined. Remove flange nut and discard. Install
new flange nut until snug against washer. Remove flange holder.