5-42. REAR TANDEM AXLE AND DIFFERENTIAL-Continued
Check new seal (31) to see that lips are clean and free of dirt and particles. Install the seal (31) in
the bearing cage (28) and place in a press. Use a sleeve or seal driver that fits against metal flange of seal
(31). Press seal into bearing cage (28) until seal (31 ) is flat against top of bearing cage (28).
After the seal (31) is installed, a gap of 0.015 to 0.030 inch (0.38 to 0.76 mm) between the bearing
cage (28) is normal.
Check the gap with a feeler gauge at several points around the seal (31). The gap must be within
the specifications listed above. The difference between the largest and smallest gap must not exceed 0.010
inch (0.254 mm).