8-5. FRONT DIFFERENTIAL CARRIER ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT/REPAIR/
Check tooth contact patterns of the gear set.
Prussian Blue Dye is poisonous and can burn skin on contact. Over exposure to dye can
cause heart and skin problems, dizziness, and unconsciousness.
· In the following steps, movement of contact pattern in length of tooth is indicated as
toward "toe" (C) or "heel" (D) of ring gear.
· Always check tooth contact patterns on drive side of gear teeth.
Apply marking compound to 12 gear teeth of ring gear (13). Rotate ring gear so that 12 gear
teeth are next to bevel pinion (28).
Rotate ring gear (13) forward and backward so that 12 marked teeth go past bevel pinion six
times to get contact patterns. Repeat, if necessary, to get a more clear pattern.