REAR AXLE DIFFERENTIAL MAINTENANCE (ALL EXCEPT M1009) (Cont),
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Contact pattern should be centrally located up and down on the face of the ring gear (4) teeth.
Compare tooth contact pattern on ring gear with examples shown and make adjustments as
Ensure that differential cover and magnet are clean.
Carefully position vent tube bracket, brake line and bracket, and proportioning valve lever at
housing. DO NOT kink lines. Install new differential cover gasket and differential cover with 14
bolts. Tighten bolts to 35 Ib.-ft. (47 N.m).
Install rear axle shafts. (See TM 9-2320-289-20)
Fill rear axle differential with lubricating oil. (See LO 9-2320-289-12)