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Old 12-28-2006, 08:08 PM   #48
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Wrong! After allowing the shaft to warm back up to room temperature, I'm showing a difference of about .007" shorter. The manual list a maximum difference of .002"
The manual gives no absolute overall dimension for the shafts, and no inside dimension for the trans case. Just a .002 figure that I assume is endplay. Without the factory jig ,I can only compare what I had to what I have now.
Here is the procedure I used for installing the bearings. I start by using a washer to absolutely guarantee that no force is exerted on the outer race.
I freeze the shaft and use a heat gun on the new bearings. When the bearings hit about 150 degrees, I carefully line up everything in the press. It is easy to feel when the bearing is fully seated.

bemiiten screwed with this post 01-22-2007 at 05:50 PM
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