FORWARD-REAR AXLE DIFFERENTIAL - CONTINUED
ASSEMBLY - CONTINUED
55. Bearing cage (1)
a. Put on.
and ring and
b. Put assembly in machinist's vise
pinion gear (2)
with soft jaws so gear (3) is held
Washer (4) and
a. Rotate cage (1) and, at the same
time, screw on nut (5) and tighten to
325 ft-lb (441 N m) of torque using
1 518-inch socket and torque wrench
with 3/4-inch drive.
Be sure to turn cage while
tightening nut so pinion bear-
ing cones will line up and seat.
Bearing rollers must be seated
against face of cone.
Bearing cage (1)
a. Measure bearing preload by wrapping
a strong cord or soft wire around
bearing cage (1) and attaching end
to suitable spring scale.
b. Pull on scale and note reading while
Scale reading should show 3 - 8 lb
(1.35 - 3.6 kg).
When preload does not agree with specification (3 - 8 lb, 1.35 - 3.6 kg) bearing load may be increased by installing a
thicker spacer. If necessary, go back to disassembly to remove spacer. Measure thickness of old spacer with
caliper micrometer and select a different spacer. Spacers are available in various thicknesses, in graduations of
0.001 inch (0.025 mm). Closer adjustment can be made by working spacer to desired thickness using an emery
cloth on flat surface. Be sure to clean off emery cutting before installing spacer.