REAR AXLE DRIVE PINION AND BEARINGS MAINTENANCE (ALL EXCEPT
If drive pinion is damaged, differential ring gear and ring gear bolts must
also be replaced. (See paragraph 6-15)
Inspect drive pinion for damage. Replace if damaged,
Inspect flange for evidence of wear at point of oil seal contact. Replace if worn or damaged.
Inspect retainer for damage. Replace if damaged,
ASSEMBLY AND PRELOAD ADJUSTMENT
Ensure that all components are lubricated with lubricating oil as they are
Press rear bearing (15) onto drive pinion (9).
Install front and rear bearing cups (12 and 14) inside retainer (1).
Place retainer (1) onto drive pinion (9) and install new spacer (13).
Press front bearing (11) onto drive pinion (9).
Lubricate new oil seal (10) lips with molybdenum grease and install in retainer (1) bore until
seated against internal shoulder.
If removed, install new deflector to flange (2). Install flange onto drive pinion (9) splines.