FRONT AXLE DIFFERENTIAL MAINTENANCE (ALL EXCEPT M1009) (Cont).
Install and adjust front axle drive
Install differential case (7) assembly
into housing and install 2 side bearing
caps (3) in their original position,
Tighten 4 bearing cap bolts (4) just
enough to hold side bearing caps in
Install dial indicator (24) on housing
with indicator button contacting back
of ring gear (11).
Place 2 screwdrivers between bearing
cup (6) and housing on ring gear (11)
side and force ring gear into mesh
with drive pinion as far as it will go.
Rock ring gear for bearings to seat
and gears to fully mesh. With force
still applied, set dial indicator (24) to
13. Reposition screwdrivers on opposite
side of ring gear (11) and force ring
gear as far as it will go. Repeat until
same reading is obtained. Record
reading. This reading is the thickness
of shim(s) (10) needed between
differential case (7) assembly and
side bearing (9) on ring gear side.
Remove 4 bearing cap bolts (4) and 2
side bearing caps (3), Remove
differential case (7) assembly from
housing, Remove side bearing (9)
from ring gear (11) side and install
proper thickness of shim(s) (10).
Install side bearing,