25-29. AXLE NO. 4 DIFFERENTIAL ASSEMBLY REPAIR (CONT).
Make sure pinion shaft does not
move while backlash is being
measured or incorrect reading
With the aid of an assistant, hold yoke (1)
while turning differential gear (2) counter
clockwise until gear stops to take up
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 (2).
Turn differential gear (2) clockwise until
Record differential gear to pinion
shaft backlash and contact pattern.
Backlash should be 0.010 to 0.016
in. (0.254 to 0.406 mm).
Check differential gear (2) to pinion shaft (3)
backlash measured on dial indicator and
Unstake adjusting nut (4) on pinion shaft
With the aid of an assistant and using flange
holder and socket, remove adjusting nut (4)
from pinion shaft (3). Discard adjusting nut.
Remove flange assembly (5) from pinion
Separate dust cover (6) from flange
Using puller, remove seal (7) from
differential assembly (8). Discard oil seal.