January 30, 2011I`ve got a 93 6 lug 2500 with a granny 5sp my 4wd fuse keeps blowing and I can`t figure out why, also I went to change the rear axel seal and found out that some yahoo has broken the pinion bolt off in the rear end so I can`t pull the pin out. I`m hoping somebody has had the same problem and figured it out
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January 31, 2011Unplug the front axle actuator and see if the fuse blows. The actuators are a very common failure point. More then likely yours is shorted out and will need to be replaced.
I`m a bit confused about the rear end. If the pinion bolt is broken off then you have nothing holding your yoke on or holding the pinion gear in place. Your truck would not be driveable. Are you talking about a different bolt?
January 31, 2011i know what you are talking about with the pinion bolt
please tell me no one tried drilling it out
if not then take out the peice of the bolt that you can remove then try a pick or small screw driver and back out the reset or maybe a magnet if there are no threads left
my dad and i did an axle swap on his 89 because somebody tried drilling it out and f-ed it up really bad
the new-used axle he bought had the broken pinion bolt when he removed the head only around a 1/2 inch peice came out
my dad jiggled the pinion a little and noticed oil coming out around the bolt so i used a small screw driver and was able to get the bolt to start backing out, then i used a small magnetic tip pickup tool and backed the rest out
there was 1 thread left holding it in and that was all but i was able to get it out
February 1, 2011His rear end does not have a pinion bolt. The pinion gear simply has a nut holding it in place. The carrier does have a bolt that holds the center pin in place. Where is it broken off at? You may be able to drill it out a bit and try to use an easy out on it.
February 1, 2011Yeah I was confused at first too then figured out they were talking about the center pin bolt. If its broke off flush with the carrier try taking a dremel tool to it cut a slot in it to fit a stubby flat head it and try to back it out that way.
Quit being so stupid....Its my turn now!