FRONT AXLE DRIVE PINION AND BEARINGS MAINTENANCE (ALL EXCEPT
Ensure that all
l If original drive
in thickness to
components are lubricated with lubricating oil as they
pinion (5) is reused, new shim pack must be built equal
l Slingers (9 and 17) are considered part of shim pack.
If new drive pinion (5) is installed, adjustments in new shim packs
thickness will be required unless the number etched on gear end of
replacement drive pinion is the same as original drive pinion.
Measure thickness of shim (12) and slinger (9) to determine thickness of original buildup at
rear pinion bearing (10). Measure thickness of shim (6) and slinger (17) to determine
thickness of original buildup at front pinion bearing (8). Record measurements. Discard shims