Install Differential Ring Gear

a. Clean the contact surfaces of the differential case and ring gear.

b. Heat the ring gear to about 100°C (212°F) in boiling water.

c. Carefully take the ring gear out of the boiling water.

2006 DRIVELINE/AXLES Differential - Sequoia

Fig. 66: Heating Ring Gear In Boiling Water Courtesy of TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A., INC.

d. After the moisture on the ring gear has completely evaporated, quickly install the ring gear to the differential case.


Align the matchmarks on the ring gear and differential case.

e. Temporarily install 5 new lock plates and 10 bolts so that the bolt holes in the ring gear and differential case are aligned.

f. After the ring gear has cooled sufficiently, torque the ring gear set bolts. Torque: 97 N*m (985 kgf*cm, 71 ft.*lbf)

g. Using a chisel and hammer, stake the 5 lock plates. HINT:

Stake the claws of the lock plates to fix the bolts. For the claw contacting the protruding portion of

2006 DRIVELINE/AXLES Differential - Sequoia the bolt, stake only the half of it along the tightening direction.

Fig. 67: Staking Lock Plates Using A Chisel & Hammer Courtesy of TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A., INC.

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