Gears & Axles - Question on pinion seal / install kit
07-08-2012, 12:45 PM
Ok so I am looking to replace my 2 series carrier and 2.73s in my 98. I found a 3 series carrier from an 02 and a gear set from an 01.
I read that the pinion seal changed in 01 late year. When I'm looking for install kits I see different options for different years. Do I buy the kit for my 98 since that is the housing they will be going in? Do I get the kit for an 02 since that is the year of the carrier?
Any input on this would be appreciated. Thanks!
07-08-2012, 01:09 PM
I think/believe it's based on the driveshaft yoke.
07-08-2012, 03:32 PM
Ok so then I would get one for my 98. Anyone else care to chime in with some more info? I want to make sure I get all the proper parts before I take it somewhere to get this installed. Thanks
07-08-2012, 06:32 PM
Yeah, should go with the yoke. I apparently got the older version by mistake and the ID is smaller than the newer one
If the car has a lot of miles you might consider a new yoke as the seal eventually wears a groove in it.
07-09-2012, 10:49 AM
The car has about 94,000 miles on it. I'll look into getting a new yoke too.
07-09-2012, 11:07 AM
Buy the regular Ratech kit. It comes with the older seal, which is what you need. The seal changed in 01 and the newer cars (like mine) require a newer seal. I've seen very early production 01 models use the older seal so I suspect they changed it somewhat mid-year.
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