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Torque specs 7.5 inch rear axle 96 ford ranger

I need the torque specs for the rear axle of my 96 ford ranger its the 7.5 inch ring gear the pinion bearings went outon it an i got a complete rebuild kit for it problem is no torque specs included i need the pinion an center carrier specs for it so i dont over or under torque them

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Differential bearing caps 70-85 ft lb
Ring gear bolts 70-85 ft lb
Pinion bearing preload if using original bearings 8-14 lb-in, if installing new bearings 16-28 lb-in

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