FRONT AXLE DIFFERENTIAL MAINTENANCE (ALL EXCEPT M1009) (Cont).
Install 2 bearing caps (3) in their original position and tighten 4 bearing cap bolts (4) finger
tight. Rotate differential case (7) assembly and tap it with a soft-faced hammer to ensure that
differential case assembly is properly seated in housing. Remove axle housing spreader (5)
and tighten bearing cap bolts to 85 Ib.-ft, (115 Nom).
Install dial indicator (24) and check
ring gear (11) backlash at 4 equally
spaced points around ring gear.
and must not vary
0.002 in. (0.051 mm) between 4