REAR AXLE DIFFERENTIAL MAINTENANCE (ALL EXCEPT M1009) (Cont).
Install 2 bearing caps (1) in their
Iockwashers (6) and bolts (5),
Tighten bolts just enough to hold
bearing caps in place.
Loosen right side adjusting nut (8)
and tighten left side adjusting nut until
ring gear (4) contacts drive pinion
gear without binding. This is zero
Back off left side adjusting nut (8)
approximately 2 slots. Install left side
adjusting nut lock (7), washer (3),
and bolt (2) to left side bearing cap
Tighten right side adjusting nut (8)
until differential case (9) assembly is
forced into solid contact with left side
Loosen right side
adjusting nut until it is free from
bearing contact then retighten until
contact is re-established.
When in contact, tighten right side adjusting nut (8) 2 slots if side bearings (11) are reused or
3 slots if side bearings are new. Install adjusting nut lock (7), washer (3), and bolt (2) to right
side bearing cap (1). Tighten bolt to 20 lb.-ft. (27 N.m).
Tighten 4 bolts (5) to 135 Ib.-ft. (183 N.m).