Have you noticed shaking or vibrating, especially when you turn? Are there strange noises coming from under your vehicle? Don't ignore this warning sign. It could be a problem with your differential pinion yoke. Your differential allows your wheels to rotate at different speeds so that your vehicle can turn smoothly, and the pinion yoke connects your axles to your differential. If it fails, your vehicle won't be safe to drive. Luckily, if it is busted, you can get the replacement parts you need at 4WheelParts.com. We can even help you with pinion yoke identification, to make sure you get the right part for your ride.
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Hearing the wrong noise from your drive shaft while driving along on the mountains of Colorado or the streets of your home town is cause for alarm. The drive shaft is essential for keeping the wheels on the ground, but an odd noise could indicate a need to replace the pinion yoke. With the amount of adventure seeking your off-road vehicle endures, wear and tear on these components happens over time. The best time to replace them is before they wear out completely and leave you stranded.
Removing the Old Yoke
Not for the faint of heart or the inexperienced mechanic, but you can replace the differential yoke on your 4x4 vehicle with some specialty tools. To start, you need to remove the flange from the yoke. You'll want to use the tool to keep the flange from spinning while you unscrew the nut holding it in place with a socket wrench. Don't forget about the washer. A puller with some sort of lubricant or grease to avoid damaging the tool to remove the flange completely. When smacking the pinion out, use a plastic faced hammer. If you flip over the differential, you can use the hammer handle to push out the seal and bearings. A punch used alternately on both sides will push out the bearing races and inner races. If you don't want them hitting the concrete, place a rubber mat beneath.
Purchasing a New Yoke
Knowing the right drive shaft pinion yoke to purchase ensures that the drive shaft works properly once installation is complete. 4WheelParts.com has the selection and help you need to make the right choice. All the parts you need to have a fully functional drive shaft are available in our online catalog 24/7 with extended phone hours for your convenience. Once you place your order, you can have your parts shipped right to your front door or you can swing by one of our stores.Helpful Drivetrain & Differential Articles
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