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#1430033 Sat Nov 13 2021 06:44 PM
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'Bolter
I need to replace the seal behind the pinion on my 1ton. I'm sure the nut is a 1-5/8 inch nut but my socket will not go inside the yoke. I have searched every parts house around to find a thinner socket with no luck! Any help would be appreciated!

willard49 #1430042 Sat Nov 13 2021 07:23 PM
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I had to take a brand new socket to the grinder and shave some off until it fit. Didnt take too much. John


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willard49 #1430053 Sat Nov 13 2021 08:55 PM
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Yes, I ground one down years ago.
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willard49 #1430054 Sat Nov 13 2021 09:23 PM
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'Bolter
Thanks guys! I measured the inside of the yoke and it's 2.19 and the socket is 2.20. to the lathe I go!

willard49 #1430092 Sun Nov 14 2021 05:01 AM
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Originally Posted by willard49
Thanks guys! I measured the inside of the yoke and it's 2.19 and the socket is 2.20. to the lathe I go!


for .005 a side, I would just burr the yoke. Then the socket won't rust.


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willard49 #1430102 Sun Nov 14 2021 01:26 PM
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Sockets are pretty hard material. I would just chuck it up in a lathe and use a 90* hand grinder to get the .010 off while it is spinning.
Then wipe the lathe back down.

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willard49 #1430141 Sun Nov 14 2021 09:38 PM
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Mine is not purdy. I just held it up to a bench grinder & turned it slowly by hand.
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willard49 #1430222 Mon Nov 15 2021 04:43 PM
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Sockets cut fine on a lathe. You don't need a carbide tool, HSS will do the job. We have sockets for removing body trim nuts that have the bevel turned off since the trim nuts are so thin a standard socket doesn't fit far enough onto the nut. Tools are tough but not hard as they would crack/shatter if too hard.


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willard49 #1430307 Tue Nov 16 2021 01:16 AM
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'Bolter
I turned 2 thousands off the diameter of the socket on the lathe and it fits good. Now if I can get enough leverage to break it loose! Holy crap this nut is tight!!

willard49 #1430311 Tue Nov 16 2021 01:30 AM
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Originally Posted by willard49
Now if I can get enough leverage to break it loose! Holy crap this nut is tight!!
The torque spec for a 1 ton pinion nut is 160-280 ft-lb. So either break out the impact wrench or put gravity to work and stick a jack under the end of the breaker bar.


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