FRONT DIFFERENTIAL CARRIER ASSMEBLY - REPLACE/REPAIR/ADJUST (Contd)
c. Rotate differential assembly and
ring gear (22) and read dial
indicator. If runout of ring
gear (22) exceeds 0.008 inches,
remove differential assembly and
ring gear (22), DISASSEMBLY
STEP 1, and inspect differential
assembly for problem. Replace
defective parts and reinstall
differential assembly and ring
gear (22) into differential
carrier (2), ASSEMBLY STEP 8.
Repeat preload adjustment of
differential bearings, STEP 1.
ADJUST BACKLASH OF RING GEAR (22).
a. Attach a dial indicator to the
mounting flange on differential
b. Adjust dial indicator so that
plunger is against the tooth
surface on ring gear (22).
c. Adjust dial of indicator to zero.
d. Hold bevel pinion in position.
e. Read dial indicator while
rotating ring gear (22) a small
amount in both directions.
Adjust backlash of old gear set
to setting measured before
carrier was disassembled (0.008
inch to 0.018 inch).
g. If new gear set is installed,
adjust backlash to 0.012 inch.
When adjusting backlash, adjust only the
ring gear (22); do not adjust the bevel