FRONT AXLE DIFFERENTIAL MAINTENANCE (ALL EXCEPT M1009) (Cont).
Shop rags placed around vise will help help protect ring gear (11) teeth
from damage should ring gear fall during assembly.
Remove differential case (7) assembly from axle shaft (14). Loosely install ring gear (11) with
12 ring gear bolts (8), Install assembly back on vise and tighten bolts alternately to 110 Ib,-ft.
PRELOAD AND ADJUSTMENT
Side bearing shims (10) should not be installed at this time.
Side bearings (9) should rotate freely once installed.
Install 2 side bearings (11) and bearing cups (6) to differential case (7) assembly as tagged,
If not already removed, remove front axle drive pinion, (See paragraph 6-9)
Place differential case (7) assembly in housing and install 2 side bearing caps (3) as marked.
Remove play in side bearings (9) and bearing cups (6). Tighten 4 bearing cap bolts (4) just
enough to hold bearing caps in place.