FORWARD-REAR AXLE DIFFERENTIAL - CONTINUED
ASSEMBLY - CONTINUED
A special effort should be made to set the backlash between pinion gear and ring gear to the same
amount as was originally built into them, 0.006 0.012-inch (0.15 0.30 mm). Usually the amount of
backlash is stamped or etched on the ring gear.
When original pinion gear and ring gear sets are reinstalled, the wear pattern on the gear teeth
must be considered in the backlash adjustment. Gears that have been in service for a long time,
form running contacts and should not be changed too much. If, in checking backlash, the amount
measured is more than amount stamped on ring gear, the backlash may be reduced only the
amount that will avoid overlap of the worn tooth section. An overlap at the worn section will cause
gear operation to be noisy and rough.
Ring gear (8) and
Mount dial indicator on carrier.
Measure backlash on ring gear (8)
Backlash tolerance is 0.008 inch
To adjust backlash, use 24-inch pry
bar and back off one adjuster (3)
while advancing the other adjuster
(3) the same amount.