9-5. REAR DIFFERENTIAL CARRIER ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT/REPAIR/
Install bevel pinion (29) and bearing
cage (30) as an assembly, and shim
pack (34) on differential carrier (3).
Use a minimum of three shims in a
shim pack. Install thinnest shims on
both sides of shim pack for
Install bevel pinion (29), shim
pack (34), bearing cage (30), and
screws (33) on differential
carrier (3). Tighten screws 50 - 75
lb-ft (67.79 - 101.69 N·m).
Tighten nut (31) to 300 - 400 lb-ft
(406.75 - 542.33 N·m).
Install ring gear (18).
Ring gear must be heated before
installation. Failure to heat ring
gear before installation could cause
damage to differential case half
because of a tight fit.
Expand ring gear (18) by heating in
a tank of water to a temperature of
160°F - 180°F (71°C - 82°C) for 10 to
Wear gloves and proper clothing while handling hot ring gear. Failure to follow this
precaution could result in serious personal injury.
Use sling and hoist to lift the ring gear (18) from tank of water.
Install ring gear (18) on flange case half (22) immediately after heating. If ring gear does not
fit easily on flange case half, repeat Step (a).