Differential and ring gear weigh approximately 100 lbs (45.4 kg).
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
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
Compressed air used for cleaning purposes will not exceed 30 psi
(207 kPa). 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 front and/or rear axle shafts
from axle housing (Para 8-5 and 9-5).
(2) Visually inspect shafts for bends and
(a) If axle shafts are free from signs of
bends and breaks, go to Step 2 of
(b) If axle shafts show bends and
breaks, replace the shafts as
necessary (Para 8-5 and 9-5).