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You do not have to remove the pinion gear. All replacement work is done from the front side of the axle housing. Disconnect the drive shaft, remove the pinion attachment nut and slide out the old pinion flange assembly. I do not replace the crush sleeve, so if you decide not too make sure all spacers/sleeve stay or go back in place. Install the new pinion flange assembly and nut, torque to correct value and reinstall the drive shaft.
Answered by Jan M. from Colchester | Comment 0 0
My 1990 LX 5.0, T-5Z has a thrumming sound vibration, only in 5th gear starting at 55 m.p.h. and growing louder as I go faster. Seems to come from the rear. Trans. mount and aluminum drive shaft are good so, as it is origional, I suspect the rear pinion flange. Also a slight drip is visable there. The part isn't expensive and I have a friend with a lift. What do you think?
Asked by David W. from N Chesterfield | Comment 0 0
It's hard to say for sure if this will fix your problem, but it would be worth a shot. I had an '89 LX and after 3.73 gears were installed I was getting a howling noise around 60mph. I thought it was installer error at first, but I had a leak as well. I replaced the pinion flange and never had another sound or leak come from the rear end after that.
Answered by Lee C. from Hewitt | Comment 0 0
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