REAR AXLE DIFFERENTIAL MAINTENANCE (ALL EXCEPT M1009) (Cont).
Tightly hold differential case (9) assembly together to absorb spring
pressure as last ring gear bolts (12) are removed. Failure to follow this
warning may result in injury to personnel or damage to differential case
Shop rags placed around vise will help protect ring gear (4) teeth from
damage should ring gear fall during disassembly.
Scribe a line on differential case (9)
assembly and ring gear (4) to ensure
assembly in same position. Remove
Iockwashers (13). Using a soft-faced
hammer, tap ring gear loose from
differential case assembly. Remove
differential case assembly from vise
Ensure that differential case (9) assembly internal components are kept
separated so that they may be assembled in same position.
From 1 differential case (9) half remove side gear (14), retainer (15), spring (1 6), driven
clutch (17), and spider assembly (18). From other differential case half remove driven clutch,
spring, retainer, and side gear.