FRONT AXLE DIFFERENTIAL MAINTENANCE (ALL EXCEPT M1009) (Cont).
Axle shaft (14) serves as a tool to
help aline pinion gears (15) and
side gears (16).
assembly from vise. Place axle shaft
(14) in vise with no more than 3 in.
(76 mm) above top of vise. Place
differential case assembly on axle
Shop rags placed around vise will help protect ring gear (11) teeth from
damage should ring gear fall during disassembly.
Remove Iockpin (13). Remove 12 ring
gear bolts (8). Tap on ring gear (11)
with a soft-faced hammer to separate
ring gear from differential case (7)
assembly. Remove differential case
assembly from axle shaft and remove
Place differential case (7) assembly
on axle shaft in vise. Remove pinion