FRONT DIFFERENTIAL CARRIER ASSEMBLY MAINTENANCE - CONTINUED
ASSEMBLY - CONTINUED
Do not heat rivets before installation. Hot rivets could damage ring gear and flange case half.
Use a rivet machine to press rivets (18) into place
from ring gear (13) side of the assembly. Press rivets
(18) in pairs opposite each other (A and B). Apply
60,000 lb (413,685 kg) of pressure.
Pressure on rivets must be held for approximately one minute so that rivet body will completely fill hole.
Failure to do so could cause rivet failure.
Use a 0.003 in. (0.076 mm) feeler gage to check for gaps between back surface of ring gear (17) and flange case half
(26). If gauge fits more than half way to rivets, remove ring gear (13), see Disassembly, steps 16 thru 19 and repeat steps
36 thru 40. If gap persists, inspect flange case half (17) and ring gear (13) for problem, replace defective parts.