Remove ring gear (13).
Inspect ring gear (13) for wear or
damage. If ring gear needs
replacement, center punch 12
rivets (27) on side of ring gear.
Drill 12 rivets (27) on side of ring
gear (13) to a depth equal to
thickness of one rivet head. Use a
drill bit 1/32 in. (0.031 mm) smaller
than body diameter of rivet.
Press or drive 12 rivets (27) from
drilled side through holes in ring
gear (13) and flange case half (26).
Support assembly under ring
gear (13) with metal or wood blocks
and use suitable press to remove case half (26) through gear. Separate case half and ring gear.
Remove bevel pinion (12) and
bearing cage assembly (28) from
differential carrier (3).
Place differential carrier (3) on
bench with bevel pinion (12) facing
up and clamp securely.
Use suitable puller to remove bevel
pinon bearing oil seal (29) from
bearing cage assembly (28).
Remove pinion bearing cage thrust
Remove eight screws (31), bevel
pinion (12) with bearing cage
assembly (28) and shims (32) from differential carrier (3). Keep shims together for use during
assembly. If shims are damaged, measure total thickness of shim pack and note dimension;
discard shims. Shim thickness dimension will be needed to calculate depth of bevel pinion in
differential carrier when gear set is installed.