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Setting Pinion Bearing Preload

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12. The final assembly of a JK Dana 44 is to set the pinion bearing preload at 20-25 in-lbs. This is done by tightening the pinion until the crush sleeve is just barely crushed. Dynatrac uses a custom-made four-arm yoke holder. Some pipe can be slipped on one of the four arms to hold the yoke while tightening the pinion nut.