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    Default Pinion Seal Replacement

    Well, I'll be replacing the seal this weekend along with doing the front brakes. I have been wondering if there is anything I need to be on the lookout for when doing this? I have a good impact, Medium Strength Loctite for replacing u-joint bolts, and good mechanical skills, but have never done it. I have read that you have to be careful about crushing the sleeve? Anybody done this one? Thanks!
    1993 GMC Suburban K2500, 454 TBI, Baldwin Filters, Towing Mirrors, Magnaflow, HiFlo Cat
    2011 Sundance RV by Heartland

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    I have never done one. Any rearend work makes me nervous. I had to change out the rear pinion yoke on mine. I was concerned about the torque and crush sleeve so I had a shop do it. They charged me $130, not bad considering the cheapest I could get the part was $110. Here is a video . I am sure you have already seen it!

    1995 Silverado 4x4
    6" BDS Suspension Lift-3" Body Lift-Add A Leaf in rear -Trailmaster SSV Shocks-Duel Steering Stabilizer Kit -AirAid Cold air intake-
    4.56 Gears with Detroit Auburn Locker-Pro-Comp Traction Bars with duel shocks-Aluminum Skid Plate Kit-38.5" x 16.5" Mickey Thompson Baja Claws-Constant Dropping fuel gauge

    2005 Yukon XL Jet Power Programmer, Bilstein Shocks, Bilstein rear springs, Helwig Anti-sway bars, EGR Window Visors, EGR Hood Shield, Denali Headlights, Headlight harness upgrade, GE NightHawk Bulbs, White Night Rear lighting system, Russell Braided SS brake lines, PowerStop Brake pads, PowerStop cross drilled and Slotted Rotors,
    2002 Silverado ext cab 2wd (Sold)
    2003 Yukon XL (Totaled)

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    The vid didn't come up, but I did find some on YouTube. I hate rear-end work as well. I think I can tackle this one though.

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