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Setting Pinion depth

67 camaro,

Is it necessary to pre-load the pinion to specks prior to setting pinion depth?

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Originally Posted by Nasty 67
67 camaro,

Is it necessary to pre-load the pinion to specks prior to setting pinion depth?
Yes. I use the old crush sleeve that has been 'lengthened' a bit by tapping it around its circumference w/a small ballpeen hammer. Use the old pinion nut as well (I use a 'regular' non locknut-type nut from NAPA for this so the nut threads on freely). Oil the bearings w/motor oil, leave the seal out for now, and tighten to the lower side of the preload specs.
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Leave any crush sleeve and pinion seal out during the set up process.Keep your preloads correct and the same when doing any changes.

YES you need to preload the pinion.
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