Mechanics

PINION SHAFT

1975 Pontiac Firebird

Drive Train Axles Bearings problem
1975 Pontiac Firebird V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 75000 miles

After replacing the axel bearings. I tryed to reinstall the pinion shaft. It seems to stop at the thrust washer and/or the pinion gear. I haqve tryed to readjust the washer and the gear, but it just will not go through. I have tryed tapping on it, but don`t want to crack or jam it Is ther a solution to this " very aggravating" problem?
THANK YOU, in advance ECS


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Olbymech
October 15, 2010.



Some of these use a c-clip retainer in the rear end housing?

JDL
Oct 15, 2010.
Hi
Are you installing pinion gear in housing first differential case/ring gear out? If yes are you using new collapsible spacer on pinion shaft? Are you driving bearing on pinion shaft till a few threads are showing?
Let me know
Thanks for donate

Docfixit
Oct 18, 2010.