Repairs continue but I hit a couple snags - TundraTalk.net - Toyota Tundra Discussion Forum

User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-04-2017, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 14
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Repairs continue but I hit a couple snags

Well I got both front seals done (with help from members here) but as I went to pull the plug from the differential I saw that the previous person who did the service stripped the bolt! I am now stuck with do I drill it or spray it with penetrating fluid and let it soak and then put heat to it. Or just run an extractor in it? Anyone have advice?



Then I go to do the rear pinion seal and i try to take the detent out of the nut but seem to have made it worse. I tried a breaker bar on it but it is on there good. Are these nuts a softer metal where I can take it off without damaging the threads of the pinion?

Cichlids is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-04-2017, 09:39 PM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 40
Thanks: 46
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
I would say spray it with some penetrating fluid then use a easy out. Should only have 29ft.lbs of torque on it according to FSM. This is how you have to remove the pinion nut(lots of leverage)-



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
SikYota is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-04-2017, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 14
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
you have to remove the Diff to get the nut off?
Cichlids is offline  
 
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-04-2017, 10:09 PM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 40
Thanks: 46
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cichlids View Post
you have to remove the Diff to get the nut off?


No that's a pic from my nitro 4.88 gear install. Just referencing how much leverage your going to need.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
SikYota is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-04-2017, 10:43 PM
Member
 
Noltz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 77
Thanks: 13
Thanked 36 Times in 30 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Garage
That or a really strong air gun!

The diff drain, I've had success using an air hammer and a sharp chisel bit. I chew into the perimeter edge of the bolt and knock it counter clockwise. Usually as soon as it moves it'll come out by hand. You may get the same results with an hand chisel and a hammer, but the air hammer makes it a quick "burrrrp" and it's out. Obviously you'll want a new drain plug and gasket on hand.

-Noltz
2011 Tundra Crewmax SR5 5.7
Noltz is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-05-2017, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 14
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
I just don't want to mangle the pinion threads I may try a 1/2 impact and if that doesn't budge i'll go the air hammer route to try to move it. I am just concerned that the detent on the nut will strip the top threads but if it's a softer metal then it shouldn't be a concern. Maybe I should throw some heat on the bolt as well before attempting to remove it.
Cichlids is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-05-2017, 02:04 PM
Member
 
Noltz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 77
Thanks: 13
Thanked 36 Times in 30 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Garage
The nut metal is not stronger than the pinion material. We rip axle nuts off CV axles with an air gun every day. Never has a dimple even slowed down the gun/nut.

-Noltz
2011 Tundra Crewmax SR5 5.7
Noltz is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-05-2017, 03:00 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 14
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Noltz View Post
The nut metal is not stronger than the pinion material. We rip axle nuts off CV axles with an air gun every day. Never has a dimple even slowed down the gun/nut.
I am assuming that the nut are usually a 1 time use then?
Cichlids is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-05-2017, 05:41 PM
Member
 
Noltz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 77
Thanks: 13
Thanked 36 Times in 30 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cichlids View Post
I am assuming that the nut are usually a 1 time use then?
Technically, yes. We've reused them countless times in the past when doing wheel bearings with zero failures but Toyota will tell you "Remove and Discard". The dimpled area of the nut will pop back up to clear the threads as the nut is spun off. Yours looks nice and clean. Up to you in the end but I would reuse unless I saw something wrong with it. I use a small solid punch to push the lip back into the dimple.

-Noltz
2011 Tundra Crewmax SR5 5.7
Noltz is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  TundraTalk.net - Toyota Tundra Discussion Forum > Tundra Discussion > Tundra Drivetrain

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TundraTalk.net - Toyota Tundra Discussion Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome