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Old 11-05-2003, 08:07 PM
psfred psfred is offline
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Pinion nut is usually straked down, you need to check that there isn't a bit of sheet metal "folded" down to hold it.

Tightening torque and rotational torque are two different things. What you want is at least 180Nm to hold the nut -- this is the minumum -- and more if that is what is required to provide the same rotational torque as the shaft had before. This is somewhat critical, as the "washer" you are replacing is a crush design, and overtightening will collapse it too far, leading to improper pinion to ring gear clearance.

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