Differential and ring gear weighs 100+ lbs. Attach suitable lifting device prior to removal to prevent possible injury to personnel.
No-spin differential contains compression springs under pressure. Failure to use a retaining bolt or other means of restraint can
cause injury to personnel when removing no-spin differential.
Use care when removing snap and retaining rings. Snap and retaining rings are under spring tension and can act as projectiles
when released, and could cause severe eye injury.
Compressed air used for cleaning purposes will not exceed 30 psi. Use only with effective chip guarding and personal protective
equipment (goggles/shield, gloves, and so forth).
Adhesives, solvents, and sealing compounds can burn easily, can give off harmful vapors, and are harmful to skin and clothing.
To avoid injury or death, keep away from open fire and use in a well-ventilated area. If adhesive, solvent, or sealing compound
gets on skin or clothing, wash immediately with soap and water.
Wipe area clean around all hydraulic connections to be opened during removal. Cap oil lines and plug holes after removing lines.
Contamination of the hydraulic system could result in premature failure.
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.
Spacing between four initially installed screws must be even to prevent uneven pressure on case halves when torquing. Failure to
do so could cause component failure.
(1) Remove axle shafts from axle housing
(2) Visually inspect shafts for bends and
(a) If axle shafts are free from signs of
bends and/or breaks, go to Step 2
of this fault.
(b) If axle shafts show bends and
breaks, replace the shafts as
necessary (Para 8-5).