Adjust Ring Gear Backlash

a. Install the plate washer on the ring gear back side.

HINT:

Make sure that the ring gear has backlash.

2007 DRIVELINE/AXLES Differential - Sequoia

Fig. 139: Installing Plate Washer On Ring Gear Back Side Courtesy of TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A., INC.

b. Tap on the ring gear with a plastic hammer so that the washer fits to the bearing.

2007 DRIVELINE/AXLES Differential - Sequoia

Fig. 140: Tapping On Ring Gear With A Plastic Hammer So That Washer Fits To Bearing Courtesy of TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A., INC.

c. Using a dial indicator, while holding the companion flange, measure the ring gear backlash.

Backlash (reference): 0.13 -0.18 mm (0.0051 - 0.0071 in.)

2007 DRIVELINE/AXLES Differential - Sequoia

Fig. 141: Measuring Ring Gear Backlash Courtesy of TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A., INC.

d. Select a plate washer for the back side of the ring gear using the backlash as a reference.

2007 DRIVELINE/AXLES Differential - Sequoia

Fig. 142: Selecting Plate Washer For Back Side Of Ring Gear Courtesy of TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A., INC.

e. Select a ring gear teeth side plate washer so that there is no clearance between the outer race and case.

f. Remove the 2 plate washers and differential case.

g. Install the plate washer into the ring gear back side of the carrier.

2007 DRIVELINE/AXLES Differential - Sequoia

Fig. 143: Selecting A Ring Gear Teeth Side Plate Washer So That There Is No Clearance Between Outer Race & Case

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

Fig. 143: Selecting A Ring Gear Teeth Side Plate Washer So That There Is No Clearance Between Outer Race & Case

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

h. Place the other plate washer onto the differential case together with the outer race, and install the differential case with the outer race into the carrier.

i. Tap on the ring gear with a plastic hammer so that the washers fit to the bearing.

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Fig. 144: Place Other Plate Washer Onto Differential Case Together With Outer Race, & Install Differential Case With Outer Race Into Carrier Courtesy of TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A., INC.

j. Using a dial indicator, while holding the companion flange measure the ring gear backlash.

If the backlash is not within the specified value, adjust it by either increasing or decreasing the thickness of washers on both sides by an equal amount.

HINT:

There should be no clearance between the plate washer and the case. Make sure that there is a ring gear backlash.

2007 DRIVELINE/AXLES Differential - Sequoia

Fig. 145: Measuring Ring Gear Backlash Courtesy of TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A., INC.

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