Drive the front drive axle clutch gear 6 into place with a plastic hammer. Remove the outer pinion bearing from the differential carrier case half. Install the original shim to the shaft. Remove the lower differential carrier assembly bushing by performing the following steps: 1. Carefully remove the inner axle shaft housing assembly from the differential carrier assembly.
Ensure the tabs on the thrust washer are aligned with the slots in the inner axle shaft housing 4. I might be doing this here pretty soon. Problems found once the case was split: 1. Setting backlash on this unit is tricky as you read the measurement from the yoke. The thrust washers 5, 6 13. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle in General Information.
Fuild was metalic grey when drained indicating excessive wear and water 2. Remember to pack the backside of the pinion seal with vaseline so the garter spring doesn't pop out of place when the seal is being installed. There's a couple youtubes on it, looks very simple, just need patience. Connect the wire harness to the inner axle shaft housing. Trying to get prepared in advance. Turn the steering wheel all the way to the left. Remove the differential carrier assembly.
Alright I did some more research and it seems that I just need to use a big slide hammer and they should pop free. Tighten Tighten the nuts to 90 N·m 70 lb ft. Install the J 36599-A onto the differential bearing adjuster nut. Refer to Sealers, Adhesives, and Lubricants. I was told the noise is most often caused by bad wear on the gears, the ring and pinion are reverse cut for this differential and he said when the bearings go out many times the ring and pinion get damaged. Determine the cause of the axle problem before disassembly, if possible. The needle bearings had worn to the point the part number was partially worn away.
Clamp only on the mounting flange of the differential carrier assembly case. Remove the inner axle shaft housing nuts from the bracket. And with our no-core program, you save time and hassle by not needing to return the core. Connect the wheel drive shaft inboard flange to the inner axle shaft. Give us two minutes of your free time and we will get you the best price. Confused on front diff fluid?? The clutch fork assembly 11 3.
Install the J 36598 into a vise. Please call for customer service and availability at 1-800-886-2815. Refer to Brake Caliper Replacement - Front in Disc Brakes. Includes: Carrier bearings and races, pinion bearings and races, pinion seal, complete shim kit, ring gear bolts, pinion nut, crush sleeve, oil baffles. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle in General Information. Edited March 7, 2008 by Westlotorn Rebuilt Differential is installed and very quiet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seat the pinion yoke onto the pinion shaft by tapping it with a soft-faced hammer until a few pinion shaft threads show through the yoke. Refer to Relay Rod Replacement in Steering Linkage.
Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle in General Information. Refer to Lubricant Replacement - Front Drive Axle. Case was so full that the vent spewed fuild. The differential being geared in this write-up is out of my cousin's truck, the build of which is being covered in another thread. For the long side, position the block of wood as shown in the above picture and hit the end of it with a hammer.
After about a year the issue progressed I decided to have the front differential rebuilt and thus prevent a catastrophic failure while out in the boonies during hunting or fishing trips. You may also want to go ahead and install the new torrington bearings into the adjusters as well. Carefully tap the inner axle shaft into place with a soft-faced mallet. They will leak initially if not prelubed. Install the J 36616-2 1 , the J 33791-1 2 , the thrust bearing 3 , the J 21474-18 4 , and the forcing screw as shown. Remove the differential and set it aside.
The clutch gear 6 onto the inner axle shaft 1. Splitting the case proved to be the most difficult step so far as the dowel pins had corroded and it took quite a bit of force and a little help from heating the case with the torch to get them free. Includes: Carrier Bearings and Races, Pinion Bearings and Races, Pinion Seal, Complete Shim Kit, Ring Gear Bolts, Pinion Nut, Crush Sleeve, Oil Baffles, Slingers. Remove the clutch fork assembly components and the inner axle shaft from the inner axle shaft housing. Remove the tire and wheel assemblies. Refer to Lubricant Replacement - Front Drive Axle.
Once the specified torque is obtained, rotate the pinion several times to ensure the bearings have seated. This will also knock out the carrier bearing race and allow access to the lock tab that you will need to replace. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle in General Information. Put a listening Stethescope on the Front diff, input shaft bearing has a low growl and the Drivers side output bearing is leaking and has a louder growl. Install the washers and the nuts to the bracket. Pick up a new thrust washer and locking tabs from a dealership before you start.