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Old 04-24-2013, 05:23 PM
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Re-installing Yoke on Sterling 10.5

Hi All,

I have read numerous posts regarding the replacement of the rear pinion nut in a Sterling 10.5. I replaced the entire axle assembly from a same year F250 SD 4x4. However the pinion yoke was the round flange, six bolt patern and mine is the strap ujoint style so I had to change the yoke. Of course therefore here is the issue.

I used an older inch pound needle style torque wrench to check the rotating torque and it was at 19 inch pounds. I used the old bearings, pinion nut and crush sleeve. Now when I drive it 10 - 20 miles the front of the housing closest to the pinion nut gets hot. Not so hot that it burns, I can hold my hand on it for 5 - 10 seconds before it starts to get uncomfortable but now I'm worried that it was too tight and is going to smoke the bearings. Any ideas, input and comments are welcome and very much appreciated.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:46 AM
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Mine is doing the same I talked with a bunch of people at my work and sounds like the nut is too tight. I just replaced my rear pinion seal and I tightened it too tight. I orderd a new crush sleve and going to install it when I get home, also the backlash has to be about 1/4" I hope that helps!!!
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