FRONT DIFFERENTIAL CARRIER ASSEMBLY MAINTENANCE - CONTINUED
ASSEMBLY - CONTINUED
Install pinion bearing cage thrust washer (24) on bevel
Place bearing cage cover (22) onto bearing cage (20)
and secure with eight capscrews (21).
Torque capscrews (21) to 50-75 lb-ft (68-102 Nm).
· Wear gloves and proper clothing while handling hot ring gear. Failure to follow this precaution could result
in serious personal injury.
· Ring gear must be heated before installation. Failure to heat ring gear before installation could cause damage
to differential case half because of tight fit.
· Use caution when handling heavy parts. Provide adequate support and use assistance during procedure. Ensure
that any lifting device used is in good condition and of suitable load capacity. Keep clear of heavy parts sup-
ported only by lifting device. Failure to follow this warning may cause injury or death.
Expand ring gear (13) by heating in a tank of water to
a temperature of 160° to 180°F (71° to 82°C) for 10 to
Use a sling and hoist to lift the ring gear (13) from
tank of water.
Install ring gear (13) on flange case half (17) immedi-
ately after heating. If ring gear (13) does not fit easily
on flange case half (17), repeat step 41.
Align fastener holes of ring gear (13) and flange case
half (17) by rotating ring gear (13) as needed.