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Add some loctite and bolt it back on,, it should hold it in place, make sure your putting the lock washer back in place too

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Sounds like a bad seal from pinion gear output shaft. ( if rear wheel drive ). To repair, take drive shaft off by removing the 2 u-bolts at the rear of shaft. A screwdriver is handy 2 pry shaft forward enough 2 remove shaft. This is the tricky part, the 2 bearing caps on u- joint r gonna want 2 fall out! Have a length of tape handy & run tape around the caps so u dont loose dozens of lil needle bearings. Also, ur gonna loose oil outta the rear of trans so use a pan 2 catch drippings. Next u have 2 remove nut holding rear yoke, where u-bolts were, find appro puller, remove yoke. Seal now should b avalible 4 rmoval.use seal puller, le. screwdriver&bfh, install new seal & rest is reverse order. Dont loose ur bearings,the're hard 2 find in the dirt! I kno 1st hand.

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Remove the driveshaft and mark the position of the nut with something that won't wipe off easily. Put a socket on the nut and put a mark in the same place on the outside of the socket. also make another mark on the housing so you can reference to that. with the wheels on the ground so the gears inside cannot turn, loosen the nut, counting exactly how many turns it takes to remove it. Write that number down. The yoke should come right off but sometimes you need to help it a bit with a hammer. Put the new one on then the washer that was under the nut and then the nut. Count exactly the same number of turns to tighten it back up this is very important as if it's looser or tighter you will change the internal gear lash setting.
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Raise vehicle and secure it safely. Remove drive shaft.
Remove large nut in the center of the yoke on the differential. This is tight. It is easiest to do if you have an impact wrench but can be done if you can hold the yoke enough to keep it from turning. You can help keep the yoke from turning by applying the emergency / handbrake. The nut comes off counter-clockwise.
Tap the yoke with a hammer from the rear so as to slide it off the pinion shaft. Use care not to damage the yoke or mess the threads up that hold the drive shaft U-joint in place.
Using a small slide hammer with a screw- attachment, you can either drill a small home in the seal or use the slide hammer to drive the screw into the seal enough to screw it in further. Us the slide hammer to yank the seal out. If you don't have a slide hammer or a seal remover tool, you can take a good stiff screw driver (I have one that is broken end that I use when I need it) and grind an angle on one side kind of like a chisel. Using this broken screw driver (or small chisel) drive it in the seal close to the edge enough to pry the old seal out.
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Carefully drive the seal in the differential housing by tapping it evenly all the way around until it goes in flush. DON'T drive it in on one side then the other because that will destroy the new seal. It is a good idea to lubricate the new seal inside-lip with grease before installation.
Reassemble the the yoke on the pinion shaft and tighten it to the desired torque. If you don't have a torque wrench, even though it is not recommended, you can tighten it by hand or impact. Keep in mind that it has to be TIGHT! You don't want to lose it driving down the road. It is also a good idea to check the backlash of the yoke as you tighten it. There is a crush sleeve between the two bearings that if tightened too much can cause too much pre-load causing premature bearing failure. It is also recommended to replace the pinion nut with a new one every time it is removed. Reassemble the rest in reverse order of removal.

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Rear drive shaft seal leaking

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I have a rear end seal that need replacing the one behine the drive shaft in a 1997 chev 1500 pickup truck.

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check your rear diff vent if pluged clean it out and clean up the pinion seal.sometimes if the leak is caused by pluged vent and has not been leaking long once vent is clean sometimes the leak will stop.there is not a specific torque amount because it is rotational torque(how hard to turn pinion).there is a crush sleve on the pinion and if torqued too tight or too loose brg preload will be wrong and brg damage could result.mark and remove drive shaft.remove rear wheels,brakes, when turning pinion you dont have any drag from brakes or axles.mark the position of the yoke on the pinion.remove yoke,replace seal,reinstall yoke be sure to replace pinion nut.tighten nut until it takes the exact same amount of force to turn pinion as before taking original pinion nut off.hope this helps.

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