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Author Topic:   Ford 9" 3rd member question
posted April 14, 2003 10:28 PM
Hello, I just changed and put on a different yoke on my 3rd member, someone said now I should bring them in to check them over, is this nessesary, Dont have money to throw away, thanks for any advice

redneck racing
posted April 14, 2003 11:31 PM
Have who check them over? Eddie

posted April 15, 2003 01:08 AM
It depends on how the gear was setup. If it has a crush sleeve and you overtightened the big nut, then your backlash could be off and the gear will soon be destroyed! If it has the solid pinion spacers then no problem if you torqued? the nut correctly!

posted April 15, 2003 07:37 AM
it takes a lot of torque to crush the "crush ring" farther. unless you really leaned on it, it'll probably be okay. you should use a new pinion nut every time. i've seen re-used ones back off.

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