6-15.1. REAR AXLE DIFFERENTIAL MAINTENANCE (M028A2) (Cont).
Ensure that puller adapters are installed so that only inner race is contacted.
Failure to follow this caution may result in damage to side bearings (10).
Tag side bearings (10) for assembly
on original side. Install bearing puller,
adapter, and four-piece adapter set
on side bearing and remove side
bearing and shims (11). Repeat for
remaining side bearing and shims.
If ring gear (12) is to be
replaced, drive pinion must also
be replaced. (See paragraph
Shop rags placed around vise
will help protect ring gear teeth
from damage should ring gear
fall during disassembly.
Scribe a line on differential case (8)
assembly and ring gear (12) to ensure
assembly in same position. Remove
soft-faced hammer, tap ring gear
loose from differential case assembly.
Remove differential case assembly
from vise and remove ring gear.