Pinion Seal Replacement

Discussion in 'Chevy Suburban Forum (GMC Yukon XL)' started by BBslider001, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. BBslider001

    BBslider001 Member

    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!
  2. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    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!
  3. BBslider001

    BBslider001 Member

    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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