FRONT DIFFERENTIAL CARRIER ASSEMBLY - REPLACE/REPAIR/ADJUST (Contd)
Wear gloves and proper clothing while
handling hot ring gear (22). Failure to
follow this precaution could result in
serious personal injury.
b. Use a sling and hoist to lift the
ring gear (22) from tank of water.
c. Install ring gear (22) on flange
case half (26) immediately after
heating. If ring gear (22) does
not fit easily on flange case
half (26), repeat STEP a.
d. Align fastener holes of ring gear
(22) and flange case half (26) by
rotating ring gear (22) as
.Properly install twelve new rivets
(27) in pairs opposite each other
(A and B) from the flange case
half (26) side of the assembly
(side opposite gear teeth).
Do not heat rivets (27) before
installation. Hot rivets (27) could
damage ring gear (22) and flange case
Use a riveting machine to press
rivets (27) into place from ring
gear (22) side of the assembly.
Press rivets (27) in pairs
opposite each other. Apply
60, 000 lb. of pressure.
Pressure on rivets (27) must be held for
approximately one minute so that rivet
body will completely fill hole. Failure
to do so could cause rivet failure.