Re: 740 pinion seal - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
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Re: 740 pinion seal

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> I was ready to do this yesterday. Did some research at brickboard
> and figured I had all the info and tools and the replacement seal
> to get it done.
> I never expected the label on the differential housing would be
> missing! I removed what little undercoating was there just in case it
> was a small label, most undercoating is long gone to rust.
> There is no label to read. Help!
> Is there any other way to determine if my car has a compression sleeve
> or not? From what I have read there is a big torque difference on the
> nut when putting this back together again. I have read that if my car
> has the compression sleeve it needs 49 ft-lbs on the nut. If it is the
> no sleeve type it needs 148 ft-lbs. I am at a loss on how to proceed.
> Thanks for all replies.
> p.s. Is a new nut just a "be safe" thing, or a strongly advised item
> to do? I sure do want to have a failure because of a nut.

Forgot to add - this is a 90 model year with an 8 valve engine, non turbo.

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