FRONT AND REAR AXLE DRIVE PINION AND BEARINGS MAINTENANCE
Install front bearing (10) in bearing cup (9), and rear bearing (12) in bearing cup (7), with
cloverleaf gage plate (13) and rear pilot washer (14) mounted on preload stud (15) and
installed in bearing bore in housing (4).
Install front pilot washer (17) and hex nut (16) until snug, and rotate front and rear bearings (10
and 12) to ensure that they are properly seated, Hold preload stud (15) stationary and tighten
hex nut until it takes 20 lb.-in. (2 N.m) to rotate front and rear bearing assembly,