8-5. FRONT DIFFERENTIAL CARRIER ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT/REPAIR/
Adjust preload of differential
bearings (19, 20, and 21).
Attach a dial indicator on the
mounting flange of the differential
Adjust the dial indicator so that the
plunger is against the back surface
of the ring gear (13).
When turning bearing adjusting
rings, always use a tool that engages
two or more opposite notches in the
ring. A large screwdriver can be
used for this purpose. Failure to do
so could cause damage to adjusting
Loosen bearing adjusting ring (16)
opposite ring gear (13) so that a
small amount of end play shows on
dial indicator. Move differential
assembly and ring gear left and
right with suitable pry bars while
reading dial indicator. Do not allow
pry bars to touch bearings (19, 20,
Tighten bearing adjusting ring (16)
opposite ring gear (13) so that no end play shows on dial indicator. Move the differential
assembly and ring gear left and right as needed.
Tighten each bearing adjusting ring (16) one notch from zero end play measured in Step (d).