9-5. REAR DIFFERENTIAL CARRIER ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT/REPAIR/
If torque value exceeds 50 lb-ft
(67.79 N·m), disassemble
differential. Inspect case halves (21
and 22) spider (27), gears (24
and 25), and thrust washers (23 and
26) for cause of high torque reading.
Replace parts as necessary.
Install differential and ring gear
Clean and dry bearing cups (15),
bores of differential carrier (3) legs
and bearing caps (10).
Apply thin film of gear oil to inner
diameter of bearing cups (15) and on
both bearing cones (16 and 17).
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
When installing bearing cups in
bearing bores of differential carrier
apply sealing compound to bearing
bores (a) of differential carrier and
bearing caps. Do not allow sealing
compound to get into adjusting ring
Apply thin bead of sealing compound to bearing bores (a) of differential carrier (3) legs and
bearing caps (10). Do not apply sealing compound to adjusting ring (12) threads.
Install two bearing cups (15) over bearing cones (16 and 17) on case halves (21 and 22).
Use a sling and hoist to carefully lift differential and ring gear parts (15 through 27) as an
assembly and install into differential carrier (3). Bearing cups (15) must be flat against bores
between differential carrier legs.