FRONT DIFFERENTIAL CARRIER ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT - CONTINUED
ADJUSTMENT - CONTINUED
Inspect contact patterns on ring gear (22). Good hand rolled pattern (E) will show contact toward toe of gear tooth and in
the center between top and bottom of tooth. A high pattern (F) will show contact closer to top of gear tooth. A low pat-
tern (G) will show contact toward bottom of gear tooth. When in operation, pattern will extend to approximately full
length of gear tooth.
If necessary, install thinner shim pack (34) under pinion bearing cage (28) to correct high contact pattern.
If necessary, install thicker shim pack (34) under pinion bearing cage (28) to correct low contact pattern.
If necessary, decrease backlash to move contact patterns toward toe of ring gear teeth.
If necessary, increase backlash to move contact patterns toward heel of ring gear teeth.