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Old 07-02-2008, 09:02 PM
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Companion flange replacement for rear diff. yoke...

Ok, I'm serious about getting the rear yoke off my truck and either putting in one of those yokes that uses u-bolts to hold the u-joint or possibly a companion flange setup. Jesse at High Angle Drive has the companion flange setup for 149.00 and the Yoke setup for $200(This is because of Ford's price on the Yoke, not his pricing)... I like the idea of the companion flange, but he said it comes with a crush sleeve and probably will need to be installed by a tranny shop etc... My question is, how do I install such a sleeve and how does one pre-load the gear? I want to learn how to do this stuff myself, for crying out loud I've torn into every other part of my truck why not the differential... If there is a good write-up somewhere that I could educate myself with, that would be great... Otherwise, your input and comments are welcomed and wanted...
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Old 07-02-2008, 11:36 PM
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Re: Companion flange replacement for rear diff. yoke...

Before you get another crush sleeve, you should call Steve, at Differential Engineering, in Winterhaven, florida. 863 294 7602. Hes not a sponser, hes not on the computer etc. His website is near useless, but I assure you they are not. He has a crush sleeve eliminator shim setup, for our trucks. Mine has it, and he put it in, when he built my setup. With this, the crush sleeve is no longer EVER a problem again. You can also take a yoke on and off as many times as you want also, just make sure its tight when you put it back on, dont have to worry about backlash setting, once you have the shim pack setup correctly.

EDIT: heres a link to his near useless (IMO anyways) site. Haha its a picture with his number. http://differentialeng.com/
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And the best writeup Ive seen comes from yukon gear at http://www.yukongear.com/Downloads/T...structions.pdf

Pay close attention to setting pinion preload and backlash.
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Re: Companion flange replacement for rear diff. yoke...

Thanks guys. I have a flange on the way from Jesse... Sounds like a real nice guy and is great to talk to! I'm happy with my purchase already and I don't even have the part! I also printed out enough info on differential repair that I should be an expert by the time I get the flange... Either way, it should be a good learning experience.
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Keep Jesse's number, and don't be scared to call him.
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Thanks Andy...

It's always a good thing to have a contact that is willing to help you through stuff you're trying for the first time.
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What size joint is available in the companion flange?

I have often wanted to upsize to a 1400 sized joint. Especially when I was melting the rear joint about every other weekend towing for a while there.
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Not to derail here but how hard is it to change the seal that that goes in there? On the rear axle where the yoke goes in. The one on the SD is leaking slightly.
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What size joint is available in the companion flange?

I have often wanted to upsize to a 1400 sized joint. Especially when I was melting the rear joint about every other weekend towing for a while there.
My yoke is a 1410 series. Its OEM aswell. 2002 f250 is what mine is, however, I do not have the double cardigan on the front of the driveshaft, our early 99 does though. Mine just uses a single u joint at both ends. And its all OEM.

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Not to derail here but how hard is it to change the seal that that goes in there? On the rear axle where the yoke goes in. The one on the SD is leaking slightly.
You need to pull the yoke, then its like replaceing a normal oil seal. If your seal is leaking, you should really look closely at the bearings. Ive seen many times were on the sterlings, people one week say their pinion was leaking, then two weeks later, they had to get new bearings done anyways.
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You need to pull the yoke, then its like replaceing a normal oil seal. If your seal is leaking, you should really look closely at the bearings. Ive seen many times were on the sterlings, people one week say their pinion was leaking, then two weeks later, they had to get new bearings done anyways.
I'll have to check the paper work but I think we had the berrings replaced almost a year & a half ago.
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