7.5 rebuild help
Hey guys. Be easy on me, I'm new to this. I've searched this forum, as well as the rest of the internet, and can't seem to find any good, definitive tutorial on rebuilding these differentials. My plan is to swap the gears I have from the stock open diff to a trac-lok diff and put everything back together with new bearings and seals. Will I need to buy a book or DVD, or is there a good tutorial online?
Questions I have are:
1. I will probably be able to use the same size shims and spacers over again since I'm not changing the gears, right? I plan to double check anyways.
2. Is there a minimum torque specification that would show if my trac-lok is within the limited slip specification?
2. Is it typical to replace the straight roller bearings that carry the half shafts? I looked on rockauto.com, would they be called an 'axle shaft bearing'?
3. I saw a quick clip on youtube about tightening the pinion nut with a new crush spacer. The amount of torque that looked like was required looks nuts! He just kept tightening until the bearings were tight, and then used an inch-pound torque wrench to test the bearing preload. Is this the correct way to torque the pinion nut?
I'm sure I'll have more questions later when I get more info and actually dig into rebuilding this. Thanks everyone!
Last edited by foxk56; 01-11-2011 at 07:42 PM.