REAR AXLE DIFFERENTIAL MAINTENANCE (ALL EXCEPT M1009) (Cont).
Inspect splines on driven clutches and remove any burrs or nicks found. If driven clutch teeth
are chipped, or if burrs and nicks cannot be repaired, replace driven clutch.
Inspect holdout ring (19) on driven clutches (17) for fractures or chipped teeth. Replace if
fractured or chipped.
inspect teeth on spider (18) and center cam (20) for fractures or chipping. Inspect center cam
to ensure that it moves freely in spider, Replace spider assembly if fractured, chipped or if
center cam does not move freely.
Inspect side gears for damage, Replace if damaged.
Inspect the fit of side gear to mating axle shaft, Replace side gear if it binds in axle shaft.
Using a spring tester, measure each spring load at operating height. When height of spring is
0.72 in. (18.29 mm), load should be 65 lb.±6 lb. (30 kg ±3 kg). Replace springs if
measurement is not within specification.
Inspect differential case for damage. Remove any nicks or burrs found, Replace if damaged or
if nicks or burrs cannot be removed.
If ring gear is replaced, ring gear bolts and drive pinion must also be
replaced. (See paragraph 6-17)
inspect ring gear and ring gear bolts for damage. Replace if damaged.