8-5. FRONT DIFFERENTIAL CARRIER ASSEMBLY - REPLACE/REPAIR/ADJUST (Contd)
c. Install pinion bearing cage thrust washer (32),
bearing cage (28) and bearing cage cover
(30), and secure with eight capscrews (29).
Hand tighten capscrews (29).
d. Install companion flange (4), nut (6) and
washer (5) on bevel pinion (12). Companion
flange (4) must be against outer bearing.
e. Fasten fabricated yoke nut tool (App. C, Fig.
C-5) to companion flange (4). Use fabricated
yoke nut tool to hold bevel pinion (12) in
position when nut (6) is tightened.
Torque nut (6) on bevel pinion (12) to 300 -
400 lb. ft.
companion flange (4).
h. Attach a torque wrench on bevel pinion nut (6).
Rotate bevel pinion (12) and read value
indicated on torque wrench. New pinion
bearings should be preloaded between 5 and
45 lb. in. of torque. Reused pinion bearings
should be preloaded between 10 and 30 lb. in.
Do not read starting torque. Read only torque value after
bevel pinion (12) starts to rotate. Starting torque will give
a false reading.
Increase bearing preload by removing bevel
pinion (12) and bearing cage (28) assembly
from differential carrier (2) and installing a
thinner bearing spacer (37). Repeat STEPS a