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Fig. 10: Measuring Ring Gear Backlash

Courtesy of TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A., INC.

5 CHECK SIDE GEAR BACKLASH

Using a dial indicator, measure the side gear backlash while holding one pinion gear toward the case.

If the backlash is not within the specified value, replace the side gear thrust washer of the different thickness (See REASSEMBLY ).

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Fig. 11: Measuring Side Gear Backlash

2004 DRIVELINE/AXLES Rear Differential Carrier - Sequoia

Courtesy of TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A., INC.

6. MEASURE DRIVE PINION PRELOAD

Using a torque wrench, measure the preload of the drive pinion using the backlash between the drive pinion and ring gear.

Preload (at starting):

7. CHECK TOTAL PRELOAD

Using a torque wrench, measure the total preload with the teeth of the drive pinion and ring gear in contact.

Total preload (at starting):

Drive pinion preload plus 0.4 - 0.6 N.m (4 - 6 kgf.cm, 3.5 - 5.2 in..lbf)

If necessary, disassemble and inspect the differential.

Fig. 12: Measuring Drive Pinion Preload Courtesy of TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A., INC.

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REMOVE COMPANION FLANGE

a. Using a chisel and hammer, unstake the staked part of the nut.

Remove the companion flange nut.

1. Using a Torx socket (E8), remove the stud bolt and loosen the 3 bolts to make the heads 40 mm (1.5748 in.) out.

Fig. 13: Identifying Stud Bolt Heads Out 40 Mm Courtesy of TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A., INC.

2. Set the SST and install the 3 nuts to the companion flange. SST 09213-58013

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