Assemble Differential Case

(a) Install the correct thrust washers and side gears.

Refer to the table below, select thrust washers which will ensure that the backlash is within the specification. Try to select washers of the same size for both sides. Standard backlash: 0.05 - 0.20 mm (0.0020 - 0.0079 in.)

Thickness mm (in.)

Thickness mm (in.)

1.50 (0.0591)

1.65 (0.0650)

1.55 (0.0610)

1.70 (0.0669)

1.60 (0.0630)

1.75 (0.0689)

(b) Install the thrust washers and side gears in the differential case.

(c) Install the pinion shaft.

(d) Using a dial indicator, check the side gear backlash. Measure the side gear backlash while holding one pinion gear toward the case.

Standard backlash: 0.05 - 0.20 mm (0.0020 - 0.0079 in.) If the backlash is not within the specification, install a thrust washer of different thickness.

(e) Using a pin punch and hammer, install the straight pin through the case and hole in the pinion shaft.

(f) Stake the differential case.

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