REAR AXLE - Continued
Press bearing cone (29) onto shaft (9).
Be sure to use an arbor which only
contacts the bearing race and not the
Install bearing cup (29) in cover (6)
using a press and suitable arbor. Be
sure cup is
shoulder inside cover.
Install assembled shaft (9) in power
divider cover (12) but do not install
Place cover (6) in assembly position
with power divider cover (12) as
shown. Hold cover in position by hand
and measure clearance between the
covers using a feeler gage. The
measured clearance plus 0.005 in.
(0.13 mm) equals the thickness of the
initial shim pack.
To ensure proper output shaft end play,
necessary shimming of cover (6) must
be calculated and checked. To do this,
carry out step 8 thru 10. Repeat these
steps as necessary until correct end play
Install bearing cover (6) with a shim
pack of calculated thickness. Fasten
cover (6) to cover (12) using four
installed around shaft (9). Tighten
capscrews to 125 ft lb (170 Nm).
Install yoke (5), washer (4), and nut
(3). Tighten nut snugly.
Using a dial indicator, check output
shaft end play as shown. End play
should be in the range of 0.003 to
Calculate shim thickness to be added
to or deleted from the installed shim
(10) Remove yoke (5) and cover (6).
Adjust shim pack as required by
calculation in previous step. Install
cover and yoke, and recheck end play.
(11) Remove yoke and cover and install
shift fork 431) on sliding clutch.
(12) Install spacer (28) and oil seal (27) in
cover (6). Be sure the open side of
seal faces inwards. Use a suitable
arbor to drive seal in place.