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Tinkerr

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Tips on installing a new pinion snubber
« on: July 04, 2021, 08:39:23 PM »
I've tried WD-40 type lubricants, synthetic grease, dish soap, dish soap with a rope pulling up through the mount. Similar to installing windshields with a rubber. No success. Looking for Idea's. Thanks

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Re: Tips on installing a new pinion snubber
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2021, 08:44:25 PM »
Silicone spray and a large screw driver.  Never had an issue.  Sit one side of the mount in and rotate the other side in with the persuasion of a large screw driver.
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Re: Tips on installing a new pinion snubber
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2021, 09:21:36 PM »
 I've been trying, without much success, not to scratch anything. so I didn't try the screwdriver. I'll give that a try today. Thanks

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Re: Tips on installing a new pinion snubber
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2021, 09:33:04 PM »
I ended up using a floor jack to continually apply pressure while I poked with a large flat blade screwdriver.  They are tough little buggers.
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Re: Tips on installing a new pinion snubber
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2021, 10:12:33 PM »
I'm assuming you didn't have to contend with the drive shaft to use the floor jack method? The screwdriver method didn't work, just frustrated me, I had to walk away. I just picked up the computer to look for another style snubber.

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Re: Tips on installing a new pinion snubber
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2021, 10:19:17 AM »
Correct, drive shaft was out.  Clarification on the jack use, my memory had a gap in my original post.  I put a jack in place a foot or so away from the snubber and used it as the fulcrum for a pc. of 2x4 which applied the pressure on the snubber.  one hand on the 2x4, one hand with flat blade
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Re: Tips on installing a new pinion snubber
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2021, 12:46:29 PM »
I have installed a lot of them so I made a tool a piece of angle iron  welded to a flat piece  I use my transmission jack boom they pop right in

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Re: Tips on installing a new pinion snubber
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2021, 11:06:06 PM »
Task Completed!!! I used my Bridge Jack and put together a contraption that worked amazing. I took 2 pictures of the contraption. Thanks for the replies and help, always appreciated.

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Re: Tips on installing a new pinion snubber
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2021, 11:07:35 PM »
Well done!
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Re: Tips on installing a new pinion snubber
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2021, 02:51:27 AM »
Nice job... I like the single crimp brake hose too ;)
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