25-28. AXLE NO. 3 DIFFERENTIAL ASSEMBLY REPAIR (CONT).
Make sure pinion shaft does not
move while backlash is being
measured or incorrect reading
Hold bevel gear shaft (1) so bevel gear (2)
does not move.
Turn differential gear (3) counter clockwise
until gear takes up backlash.
Shaft from dial indicator must be
at right (90 degree) angle to face
of tooth when in contact.
Install dial indicator on face of differential
gear tooth (3).
Turn differential gear (3) clockwise until it
Record differential gear to pinion
shaft backlash and contact pattern.
Backlash should be 0.010 to 0.013
in. (0.254 to 0.330 mm)
Check differential gear (3) to bevel gear (2)
backlash measured on dial indicator and