[DML] Re: Differential Adjustment Nut
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[DML] Re: Differential Adjustment Nut

Yes, you do NOT need to remove the adjuster nut to replace the seal.
Think about it, on the other side you don't have an adjuster nut to
remove yet you can still replace the seal without taking the whole
thing apart. When you do the seal you have to remove the output
flange. Inspect the sealing surface on the flange. If it is groooved
you MUST do something or it will leak even with the new seal. Your
choices are:

Do nothing and hope it doesn't leak

Get a new output flange

Get a Speedi-Sleeve and put it over the grooved surface

Have the flange spray-welded and machined

Try to install the seal so it rides on a different spot

David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, John Podlewski <john_podlewski@...> wrote:
> So am I to understand you don't need to remove the nut to replace
the diff. seal left side(driver)  on an manual trans. 
>   Mine is leaking, going to replace this week, the manual says you
must mark and remove???
> David Teitelbaum <jtrealty@...> wrote:
>           That adjustment is critical and sensitive. Not only must
you count the
> # of turns you must put it back EXACTLY as it was. The only way to do
> that is to mark the case and the nut. Being off a part of a turn is
> BAD. This is why it is not recomended to remove the nut to change the
> seal. The only way to properly reinstall that nut now is to remove the
> transmission and go through the whole adjustment procedure. If you do
> not and try to just put it back together you will damage the pinion
> and ring rear in the final drive. The factory may have used a
> short-cut but you have to remember, the parts were brand new and by
> now have worn together. If you do not fit them back properly you will
> either wind up with too tight a fit or too loose a fit. Either way you
> will destroy the final drive. A big tip-off will be if it gets noisy.
> Another way to tell would be to drain the gear oil after driving a
> while and see if there is a lot of metal in it. A loose fit will als


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