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Is it possible to convert inch pounds to foot pounds if all ya have is a clicker torque wrench to tighten the pinion nut and carrier bolts in a 91 GMC Vandura 2500 Van after replacing the bearings and races only, using the old gears and what are they.

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  • mrickerhause May 28, 2011

    also, what is the correct torque for the 4 carrier bolts,i looked on line and it said 60lbs,i'm guessing thats foot lbs.

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1 foot lbs = 12 in lbs
2 foot lbs = 24 in lbs and so-on.....
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Yes,every 12 inch pounds equals 1 foot pound

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Yes 12 inch pounds is one foot pound. The problem is you need inch pound torque wrench .And even if you have one the torque is so small dose it matter that much its for valve covers and oil pans . You say you are working on a main pinion nut on a rear carrier the torque on that is big . Tighten the nut as tight as you can the value is at least 150 ft pounds for this nut it can't ever fall of when driveing and its a flare nut so you need two wrenches to correctly tighten it . Just tighten it as much as you can and you will be fine

Posted on May 27, 2011

  • mrickerhause May 28, 2011

    thats what I did,First I tightened it till all the forward and back movement was gone then tightened as far as it would go to crush the collar but didnt check it with a tourque wrench,but I used the old shims on the carrier and added a thin one to remove all side to side movement, that stopped the clunking noise,now it makes a whineing noise when i back off the gas,thinking of maybe adding extra gear oil or moving the shime to the other side to see if that helps.

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When working on your differential you will need a wide variety of tools. Using the correct tools saves time and helps prevent parts from being damaged. Here is a list of some of the tools that you may need:
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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, please familiarize yourself with safety procedures.
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    67189-dako-g28.gif Removing the companion flange
    67189-dako-g25.gif Measuring pinion rotating torque
    67189-dako-g27.gif Pinion seal installer
    67189-dako-g26.gif Tightening the pinion nut
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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, please familiarize yourself with safety procedures.
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    67189-dako-g28.gif Removing the companion flange
    67189-dako-g25.gif Measuring pinion rotating torque
    67189-dako-g27.gif Pinion seal installer
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  9. Install propeller shaft with reference marks aligned.
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