Differential and ring gear weigh 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 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 (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
(1) Remove differential carrier assembly
from differential housing (Para 8-5).
(2) Visually inspect housing and assembly
for signs of dirt and debris.
(a) If housing and assembly are clean,
go to Step 2 of this fault.
(b) If housing and/or assembly are
dirty, disassemble carrier assembly
and clean both housing and
assembly (Para 8-5).