Inspect Tooth Contact Between Ring Gear And Drive Pinion

a. Remove the 10 bolts, side bearing retainer and differential case.

b. Coat 3 or 4 teeth at three different positions on the ring gear with red lead primer.

Fig. 77: Applying Red Lead Primer On Ring Gear Courtesy of TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A., INC.

c. Install the differential case and side bearing retainer with the 10 bolts. Torque: 69 N*m (700 kgf*cm, 51 ft.*lbf)

d. Hold the companion flange firmly and rotate the ring gear in both directions.

e. Remove the 10 bolts, side bearing retainer and differential case.

f. Inspect the tooth contact pattern.

2007 DRIVELINE/AXLES Differential - Sequoia

Fig. 78: Identifying Tooth Contact Pattern Courtesy of TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A., INC.

1. If the teeth are not contacting properly, use the following table to select a proper washer for correction.

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