5. Position differential bearing cup and differential
3. Use "inch-pound" torque wrench to check bearing
adjusting nut on lifting bar on one side of differential
preload (Fig. 121). If bearing preload is not between
and lift bar slightly with hoist. Position bearing cup
13 and 23 in. lbs., disassemble parts and add shims
and adjusting nut on carrier (Fig. 123). Repeat
to decrease preload or remove shims to increase
procedure to install opposite bearing cup and
adjusting nut. Take care to prevent cross-threading of
NOTE: If differential bearing Cones are replaced,
new bearing cups must be used.
4. Position differential carrier and pinion assembly in
6. Position bearing caps on bearings and nuts, making
differential stand so that pinion shaft is down. Insert
sure match-marks made during disassembly are
bar through differential to facilitate' hoisting. Position
properly aligned. Install bearing cap bolts (Fig. 124)
differential into carrier, tilting it so that ring gear will
and tighten until snug, but do not torque. Rotate
clear inner bearing boss in carrier (Fig. 122).
adjusting nuts from time to time to assure that they
are not crossthreaded.
NOTE: If differential bearing cones are replaced it is
also necessary to replace differential bearing cups.