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1986 gt pinion troubles 911 please help.

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Okay soooo went to replace my pinion seal. I was going to put in some new 3.73s but It already had them. so I figured ok ill just do the seal. the diff fluid and the cover gasket. well it took me 5 secs to take off the shaft and remove the pinion bolt with my fingers. that easy. the fluid was leaking from the loose pinion shaft bolt. Before I took it off There was alot of play in the pinion as soon as I took the driveshaft off. now the teeth on the pinion look good. everything in the diff looks good. but what do I torque the pinion bolt too? My plan was to count the threads and mark it all up the way it came off. PLEASE HELP. Thanks again....
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I guess instead of apprentice it should say dependant. lol
and where is this crush sleave suppose to be because I just pulled the bearings off my pinion shaft and I dont see one. bearings look new though.
yea winged it. did exactly what you said. found the specs and all that off youtube. what a pita. used loctite on it too and rtv on the back of the bolt faceing the teeth. was a pain because I had to go on how much torque by how much play there was in the pinion. nice and tight now. doesnt have any play at all. I was going to do a write up on it but I got so pissed doing it because I only had a foot and a half of work space under the car. not to mention I put in the new pinion seal and looked down to see the pinion bearings slipped out while I was getting the seal out of my truck. lmao. had to gently take it out and reinstall with rtv after I put back in the bearings. Thanks again
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