Having a bit of a mare stripping down my spare Sierra 7" diff. Having already removed the flange nut and flange from the pinion shaft I am having bother in removing the pinion shaft nut. can anyone tell me whether the nut is a right hand or a left hand thread before I get the big guns on the job? I have managed to move the nut by 1 cm as if it is a right hand threaded nut turning it anti clockwise to move it. I have referred to the Ford maintenance notes which say to remove the pinion nut, the nut must be locked into place with their holding tool which I do not have. Once locked the manual says to turn the pinion anti-clockwise lending it to be a right hand thread. I am a little confused by this but if anyone can shed any light, I would be most grateful.
thanks in advance