6-8.2. SERVICE REAR DIFFERENTIAL (ALL EXCEPT M1009, M1028A2, AND M1028A3).
This task covers:
One differential cover gasket
Sealant (Item 41, Appendix C)
When removing differential cover bolts, location of clips should be noted.
Place a suitable container under
Remove 14 bolts (1) at differential
cover (3) .
Move vent tube bracket, brake line
and bracket, and proportioning valve
lever out of the way.
Remove differential cover (3)
allow all lubricating oil to drain.
Some differentials will use a gasket (2),
Remove gasket (2), if present, and discard.
If RTV sealant was utilized, remove all old RTV
and some will use RTV sealant.
sealant from differential housing.
Ensure that differential cover (3) is clean.
Apply a bead of RTV sealant to differential housing or install new gasket (2) and differential cover
(3) with 14 bolts (1).
Tighten 14 bolts (1) to 35 Ib.-ft (47 Nm).
Fill differential with lubricating oil. (See LO 9-2320-289-12)