When I did the initial set up for the pinion and carrier I used sacrificial bearings for the pinion honed out ever so slightly so they would slide on the pinion with a little resistance. I pressed carrier bearings on and established pinion depth, backlash and gear pattern with the help from y'all and got an exactable gear pattern and backlash. Note all this set up was done of course with no crush sleeve. Now I press the new pinion bearing on the shaft with the shims and go to install in case, tightened the nut on yoke until it bottomed out on the crush sleeve and there is play in and out on the pinion in the case. Could it be a wrong crush sleeve, maybe? Or something else?
Thursday, September 8th, 2016 AT 1:04 PM