Lubricate differential case inner walls and all
component parts with axle lubricant.
C. Position thrust washer and side gear in bevel gear
and case half assembly.
Press yoke against forward bearing and install
D. Place spider with pinions and thrust washers in
washer and pinion shaft nut.
P. Tighten to specified torque and install cotter key. Do
E. Install component side gear and thrust washer.
not back off nut to align cotter key holes.
ASSEMBLE DIFFERENTIAL AND BEVEL GEAR
F. Align mating marks, position component case half
A. Rivet bevel gear to case half with new rivets.
and draw assembly together with four bolts or cap
If a new gear or differential case is to be used in
screws equally spaced.
the assembly, the rivet holes in the gear and case
G. Check assembly for free rotation of differential gears
should be checked for alignment and line reamed if
and correct if necessary.
necessary. The gear must be tight on the case pilot and
H. Install remaining bolts or cap screws, tighten to
riveted flush with the differential case flange. Check
specified torque and thread with lock wire.
with a .002" feeler gauge.
I. If bearings are to be replaced, press squarely and
Rivets should not be heated, but should be up set
firmly on differential case halves.
cold. When the correct rivet and rivet set is used the
head being formed will be at least As" larger in diameter
DIFFERENTIAL BEARING PRE-LOAD AND GEAR
than the rivet hole.
The head will then be approximately the same
The differential bearing pre-load and gear-lash
height as the preformed head. The formed head should
adjustments are obtained by the use of hardened and
not exceed /]6t" less than the preformed head as
ground spacers of the correct thickness located between
excessive pressure will cause distortion of the case
the differential bearing cups and the axle housing. On
holes and result in gear eccentricity.
this type assembly, no shim pack is required between
the pinion cage and axle housing.