How to – Remove and Replace the Pinion Bearing on a Jeep Wrangler JK JKU and others

Jeep Wrangler DIY Pinion Bearing Replacement

Jeep Wrangler JK JKU Pinion Bearing Removal and Replacement
Refer to JK_JKU Hub Bearing Replacement video for more detailed instructions on removal and Installation of the Hub Bearing and Axle Shaft.
Tool Suggested:
1/2″ Drive Ratchet
1/2″ Drive Breaker Bar
1/2″ Drive Torque Wrench capable of 120 ft lbs
3/8″ Drive Ratchet
1/4″ Drive Inch lb Torque Wrench
29mm or 1 1/8″ Socket
21mm Socket
21mm Wrench
16mm Socket
13mm 12 point socket
14mm socket
5mm Hex Wrench (Allen Wrench)
3-5lb Hammer
Various Breaker bars
Various Punches
Seal/Race installer Kit
Bearing Remover
Hydraulic Press

New Bearing Pre-Load 12-15 Inch Lbs as reported by Yukon Gear and Axle

Bearing Caps Torqued to 60 Ft lbs

Pinon Bearing Kit used from AutoZone Motive Gear- Part Number: R30RJKPK
Approx: $80

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