6-17.1. REAR AXLE DRIVE PINION AND BEARINGS MAINTENANCE (M1028A2) (Cont).
Ensure that all components are lubricated with lubricating oil as they are
If original drive pinion (5) is reused, new shim pack must be built equal in
thickness to original one.
Slingers (9 and 17) are considered part of shim pack.
If new drive pinion (5) is installed, adjustments in new shim packs
thickness will be required unless the number etched on gear end of
replacement drive pinion is the same as original drive pinion.
Measure thickness of shim (12) and slinger (9) to determine thickness of original buildup at rear
pinion bearing (10). Measure thickness of shim (6) and slinger (17) to determine thickness of
original buildup at front pinion bearing (8). Record measurements. Discard shims and slingers.