Ford

Have Ford questions? Ask a mechanic for answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Ford: what is the torque specifications pinion

Customer Question
what is the torque specifications...
what is the torque specifications for the pinion nut on my 2003 ford f150 4x4
Submitted: 3 years ago.Category: Ford
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Ford Question
Answered in 11 minutes by:
6/5/2015
Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 3 years ago
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose), Technician
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 53,289
Experience: 16 years experience
Verified
Hello, I'm Chris. Thanks for seeking us for help.
There is not a torque spec per say its a rotational spec. Open the file below.
If replacing the pinion seal
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/90220402/03F150flange.pdf
If your building the axle see step 14 under installation
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/90220402/03f150ring%20andpinion.pdf
Below are the specs
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/90220402/03f150ring%20andpinion.pdf
These are for the 8.8, the 9.75 and 10.25 axle options are just about identical.
This is the kind of tool needed
http://www.amazon.com/CDI-1502LDIN-8-Inch-Memory-150-Inc/dp/B000KKXOQC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1433543489&sr=8-1&keywords=inch+pound+dial+torque+wrench&pebp=1433543500361&perid=1ZD8FMJF3EGGAG86B8XC
If your replacing the seal which I assume you are, and if you do not have the correct tools. The best method is to install the nut with an air impact. Tighten down the nut about 3 seconds when the gun tone changes to a dull thud stop immediately so to not effect the pinion preload, the last thing you want to do is get the preload to loose nor to tight. I build a lot of axles so I can do it by feel and ear, this is a hard job to get right even for a tech and if its wrong it will ruin the pinion bearings and possibly the gears. I am heading out the door for dinner but will be back in a couple hours.
You want a excellent 5 star answer & I would like to be rated the same for providing it. Consider I don't know your skill level & I can't see, smell, hear, or touch the vehicle. It may take a few back and forth replies. Try your best to respond with good detail so I can do the same. I normally log in at 3pm and work late. A rating is required. Your rating me, what I type. I am not an employee of this website, nor have control over the fees or the time it took to get a response. If you rate negative or not at all you still paid, but I get nothing. I want you pleased with me and my efforts, so let me know if your experience here has come up short.
Thanks Chris
Ask Your Own Ford Question
Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 3 years ago
I am back online if for any reason you have a follow up question. The spec upload was wrong, here it is below.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/90220402/03F150specs.pdf
Ask Your Own Ford Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a ford mechanicLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Chris (aka- Moose) Your Own Question
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose), Technician
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 53,289
53,289 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 16 years experience

Chris (aka- Moose) is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

AlvinC answered a question about my Ford truck that only someone with an in-depth knowledge of his subject would have known what was going on.

Rich DUSA

Because of your expertise, you armed me with enough ammunition to win the battle with the dealer. They are installing a fuel filter and fuel pump at no charge to me.

MollyUSA

I needed help with my car on Saturday morning....got a response in 5 minutes, and it was the perfect solution. Thanks again to your service.

Jason V.Kirkland, WA

I do know, after going though this with JustAnswer, that I can somewhat trust my mechanic but I will always contact you prior to going there.

BRNew Jersey

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ron

Ron

ASE Certified Technician

25,182 satisfied customers

23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs

Chris (aka- Moose)

Chris (aka- Moose)

Technician

53,289 satisfied customers

16 years experience

John Mc

John Mc

Ford Technician

5,495 satisfied customers

19 years Ford Lincoln Mercury experience

Chuck

Chuck

ASE Certified Technician

1,685 satisfied customers

33 Years Experience,Ford Senior Master,ASE Master,L1 Advanced Engine Performance

Cam

Cam

Journeyman Automotive Technician

10 satisfied customers

GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years Automotive experience.

Mike V.

Mike V.

Auto Service Technician

1,591 satisfied customers

25 years experience on all makes and models, Licensed NYS Inspector.

Richard

Richard

ASE Certified Technician

1,524 satisfied customers

12 years at a Ford Lincoln/Mercury and Jaguar dealer as a technician and shop foreman.

< Previous | Next >

Related Ford Questions
I have a '97 Ford F250 with a 10.2 rear axle - tag info as
hello Chris, I have a '97 Ford F250 with a 10.2 rear axle - tag info as follows: S 115 B L(?)73 10 2 6H12 I've replaced the pinion seal, added a speedi-sleeve, and need to know the torque spec for the… read more
eauto
eauto
self employed
High School or GED
74 satisfied customers
Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat: What is the torque specification
What is the torque specification of the pinion axle nut on a 2007 ford f-250 with diesel, 4X4, automatic ?… read more
Ron
Ron
ASE Certified Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
25,182 satisfied customers
Ford F150 Pickup 4x4: I recently replaced my rear pinion seal
I recently replaced my rear pinion seal on my 06 f150 4x4, now a have a hum back there when accelerating. whats up… read more
Kenny Z
Kenny Z
Ford Senior Master Technician
High School or GED
16 satisfied customers
f150: front side of the rear differential right..drive shaft..seal
I have a 04 f150 4x4 and i have noticed some oil on the front side of the rear differential right where it connects to the drive shaft. probably just a bad seal or what?… read more
Ron
Ron
ASE Certified Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
25,182 satisfied customers
2006 f250: fuel tank & bed..indicate a leaking seal at the drive shaft
2006 f250 4x4 oil seems to have been sprayed on the fuel tank & bed near the rear differential. Does this indicate a leaking seal at the drive shaft?… read more
Randall
Randall
Auto Technician / Consultant
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
69 satisfied customers
Super: rear diff..I also need torque specks and tolerances as well
does anyone have an expolded view of a rear diff on an 02 super duty I also need torque specks and tolerances as well… read more
eauto
eauto
self employed
High School or GED
74 satisfied customers
2002 explorer xlt: lube specs to replace pinion seal and diff lube
i need the procedure,torque specs and lube specs to replace pinion seal and diff lube on a 2002 explorer xlt 4 door limited slip… read more
Eric
Eric
Retired
N/A
14,436 satisfied customers
1998 Ford Explore: V6, SOHC...changing..seals..pinion nut torque
I have a 1998 Ford Explore, V6, SOHC. I am changing the front and rear differenial oil seals. What is the pinion nut torque for the front and rear pinion nut? Is there anything special I need to do?… read more
APenland
APenland
Ford Senior Master Technician
Associate in Industrial Management
3,186 satisfied customers
2005 f250: with a rear pinion seal..rear end..torque spcts
I have a 2005 f250 4x4 with a rear pinion seal that just started leaking I want to replace it myself does this rear end have a crush sleeve and what is the torque spcts please add any thing else that … read more
b-kitchener
b-kitchener
Ford dealer senior master technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
206 satisfied customers
What are the torque specs to tighten the pinion flange nut
What are the torque specs to tighten the pinion flange nut? Also, when you put the pinion bearing back in, is there anything 'special' you have to do? Thanks… read more
JD
JD
Vehicle repair consultant
High School or GED
156 satisfied customers
1996 ford f150: my pinion bearing oil seal..torque specs..nut back on.
I am replacing my pinion bearing oil seal on my 1996 ford f150 4x4 truck. I would like to know what the torque specs are when putting the nut back on.??… read more
EMRSR
EMRSR
High School or GED
138 satisfied customers
pinion nut torque spec on 2004 f150 4x4 /w 8.8 limited slip
pinion nut torque spec on 2004 f150 4x4 /w 8.8 limited slip differential- currently replacing pinion bearings (failure) and would appreciate.… read more
Bamaman39
Bamaman39
Ford master diesel Tech.Ford certified
High School or GED
2,154 satisfied customers
2000 f150: clunk noise..vehicle only heard at parking lot speeds
i have a 2000 f150 clunk noise just started in rear of vehicle only heard at parking lot speeds… read more
eauto
eauto
self employed
High School or GED
74 satisfied customers
ford f150: pads..rotors..squeaking only happens..brakes..low speeds
04 ford f150 4x4, 97000 miles, changed pads twice and even used brake quite the second time, rotors have been turned the squeaking only happens when the brakes are applied and is accompanied by consta… read more
kevin
kevin
Ford Tech
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
350 satisfied customers
ford: pinion..too tight...when tear down diff how can i tell
need ford proper procedure for rear pinion seal replacement and can it be too tight if so what will it damage.when tear down diff how can i tell if seal was installed wrong. thank you mike… read more
fordman312009
fordman312009
Associate Degree
404 satisfied customers
94 mustang: pinion nut? how many ftlbs..new bearings and crush sleeve.
I need to setup a 94 Mustang 8.8 rearend for a friend of mine ( I'm not a ford guy) What's the correct way to tq the pinion nut? how many ftlbs? or is it just torqued to inlbs drag? All new bearings a… read more
mustangmike
mustangmike
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
492 satisfied customers
99 F150: i CANT FIND THE TORQUE SPEC FOR THE REAR PINION..SEAL..SLIGHT
i CANT FIND THE TORQUE SPEC FOR THE REAR PINION FOR MY 99 F150 4X4. i CHANGED THE SEAL AND NOW HAVE A SLIGHT NOISE FROM THE DIF.… read more
Kenny Z
Kenny Z
Ford Senior Master Technician
High School or GED
16 satisfied customers
f150: supercrew..replaced factory 3..70 mph..tight or to loose
I have a 02 f150 supercrew 9.75 rear and replaced factory 3:55 to after market 4:10.I am having a driveline howl at driving speed, at 70 mph and over I let off the throttle and vibrates hashly.I am wo… read more
autodoc_2000
autodoc_2000
Automotive Technician/Asst Service Manag
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
5 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x