FRONT AXLE DIFFERENTIAL MAINTENANCE (ALL EXCEPT M1009) (Cont).
Remove side bearing (9) from opposite side of ring gear (11). Subtract size of shim pack just
installed on ring gear side from reading obtained in step 7. To this figure, add .015 in.
(0.301 mm) to compensate for preload and to provide correct backlash.
If reading in step 7 was 0.085 in. (2.159 mm) and
shim (s) (10) installed on ring gear side were
0.055 in. (1.3971 mm), correct thickness of shim(s)
0.085-0,055 + 0.015 = 0.045 in.
(2.159 -0,055 + 0.381 = 1.143 mm)
Install proper thickness of shim(s) (10) as determined in step 15 on side opposite ring gear
(11). Install side bearing (9).
If removed, install 2 new front axle shaft seals inside housing side bores.
Housing should not be spread more than 0.015 in. (0.381 mm). Failure to
follow this caution may cause housing to become damaged and
Use axle housing spreader (5) to
h o u s i n g t o
(0.381 mm). Install 2 bearing cups
(6) as tagged and install differential
case (7) assembly inside housing.