6-15.1. REAR AXLE DIFFERENTIAL MAINTENANCE (M1028A2) (Cont).
Position axle housing spreader (5) with
tool dowels fitted into recesses in axle
housing, Install dial indicator (6) from
edge of axle housing to opposite edge
of axle housing, Ensure that dial
indicator is preloaded. Set dial
indicator to O.
Axle housing should not be spread more than 0.015 in. (0.381 mm). Failure
to follow this caution may cause axle housing to become damaged and
Spread axle housing to 0.015 in. (0.381 mm). Install 2 bearing cups (7) as tagged and install
differential case (8) assembly inside axle housing.
Rotate differential case (8) assembly and tap it with a soft-faced hammer to ensure that
differential case assembly is properly seated in axle housing, Install 2 bearing caps (3) in their
original position and tighten 4 bearing cap bolts (4) finger tight. Remove axle housing spreader
(5) and tighten bearing cap bolts to 85 Ib.-ft. (115 N.m).