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Old 06-18-2018, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Frank Reiner View Post
For the trans flange nut, torque is 150Nm (112lb/ft).

At the diff, the process is a bit more involved. Before removing the original flange, the running torque that is required to turn the pinion and ring gear assembly should be determined. That is best done on the bench, or if in the car, with the axles removed from the diff. The running torque is the torque necessary to keep the pinion turning after break-away.
When the new flange is installed, the nut is tightened progressively until the same running torque is achieved.
Okay ... I didn't do any of that before removing the flange retaining nut.

- What is meant by "break-away"? I'm assuming when the car isn't in gear but still rolling?

- As much as I hate to ask, what is plan B? Although it may not be optimal to simply torque it on, what is a safe torque setting for the diff flange?

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