Adjust Side Bearing Preload

a. Remove the ring gear teeth side plate washer and using a micrometer, measure the thickness.

b. Using the backlash as a reference, install a new washer that is 0.05 - 0.20 mm (0.0019 - 0.0078 in.) thicker than the washer removed.

HINT:

Select a washer which can be pressed in 2/3 of the way with your finger.

c. Using a plastic hammer, install the plate washer.

2007 DRIVELINE/AXLES Differential - Sequoia

Fig. 146: Removing Ring Gear Teeth Side Plate Washer & Using A Micrometer, Measure Thickness

Courtesy of TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A., INC. d. Recheck the ring gear backlash.

Fig. 146: Removing Ring Gear Teeth Side Plate Washer & Using A Micrometer, Measure Thickness

Courtesy of TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A., INC. d. Recheck 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 equal amount.

HINT:

The backlash will change by about 0.02 mm (0.0008 in.) corresponding to 0.03 mm (0.0012 in.) change in the plate washer.

2007 DRIVELINE/AXLES Differential - Sequoia

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