Have a leak at the pinion shaft yoke (where the driveshaft attaches to the rear). Have pulled the pinion from the rear, and looks like I can find the parts at Randy's ring and pinion (Home Page
) but I'm wondering - does installing a new seal and crush washer disturb the pinion/ring alignment and require the rear to be set up again, or are the guts set, and putting it back together (with the one shim that was already there) mean it'll mate the way it originally was? Getting some conflicting opinions locally, wondering what y'all think.
Also, have seen some threads where the crush washer is left out altogether. Is this an option for me? I assume the washer is there to give you the proper drag - my shop guy spun it and told me the pinion was too loose, should have more drag.