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(f) To increase or decrease backlash as required, loosen or tighten adjusting rings as necessary.
Loosen Adjusting Ring Tighten Adjusting Ring
(9) Backlash is increased by moving the ring gear (18) away from the drive pinion and decreased
by moving the ring gear (18) toward the drive pinion.
(h) Loosen one bearing adjusting ring (3) one notch and tighten opposite adjusting ring (3) one notch
and check backlash. Repeat this process until backlash is within specifications.
Check and adjust tooth contact patterns of the gear set.
(a) In the following procedures the movement of the contact on the length of the tooth is indicated as
toward the "heel" or "toe" of the ring gear (18).