Question about 1997 Ford F250 SuperCab
How easy is it to change out the pinion gear?
It would be highly unlikely that the pinion is the problem. The exception would be if the pinion shaft broke. If the pinion is the problem you should consult a mechanic for repairs. You could have an axle problem, if the axle broke or came disengaged from it's spider gear, that can be repaired by replacing the axle and wheel bearing, removing all pieces of the axle if broken. If this happened suddenly after a torque overload it could be axle or could be spider gears. The spider gears can be replaced without too much trouble. Backlash in the spiders is not nearly so critical as with the ring and pinion. Your first step is going to be to remove the cover, catching the lube as it will escape as the cover is removed, and make an inspection of the gears to find what is broken.
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Posted on Jan 10, 2009
Not a good idea to chg. just pinion, best to chg. both ring and pinion, and for that you will need a dial indiactor, so you can get the right back lash. but my advice to you is, if you have never done this before it best to have a professional do it for you. ring and pinion is not cheap, if you don't get it right it could be an expensive learning curve. also are you sure its rearend? chk.all avenues first OLD SCHOOL.
Posted on Jan 10, 2009
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