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post #440 of (permalink) Old 05-12-2018, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
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@factotum, the impact wrench did the trick. The flange then came off without too much effort, and once removed, I could see that the existing pinion seal was certainly a source of oil leakage. A little gentle persuasion with the puller was all it took to remove the old seal.

I've had the new seal in the deep freeze for a couple of days; a little oil on the outside edge, and it tapped right in. I put a little ultra grey on the pinion splines as @Norseman50 suggested. The dimples and marks all aligned at approximately 58 ft-lbs, so I'm feeling pretty good about how everything went back together.

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