6-15.1. REAR AXLE DIFFERENTIAL MAINTENANCE (M1028A2) (Cont).
Relieve tension on axle housing spreader and remove from axle housing as
soon as possible.
Remove differential case (8) assembly from axle housing. Remove and tag 2 side bearing cups
(7) for installation.
Remove 2 preformed packings (9) from axle housing. Discard preformed packings.
DO NOT remove side bearings or
ring gear unless damaged. If side
bearings and ring gear are not to be
replaced, go to step 6.
Inspect differential side bearings in
accordance with TM 9-214.
Inspect ring gear for damage.
Place differential case (8) assembly in