5-42. REAR TANDUM AXLE AND DIFFERENTIAL - Continued
(25) Remove eight screws (23) and washers (24) and remove bearing cage (25) and drive pinion (18) from
differential. Remove shims (26) and spacer (27). Tag and wire shims together to aid in installing
same shims at assembly. If necessary, tap the bearing cage (28) with a leather or plastic hammer at
several places around the circumference to loosen bearing cage (29).
(26) Place the drive pinion (18) and bearing cage (28) in a press. Drive pinion shaft (18) must be toward
top of assembly. Press drive pinion (18) from bearing cage (28).
(27) Place drive pinion (18) in a press and remove retaining ring (30) from shaft of drive pinion (18).
(28) Remove oil seal (31) and bearing cone (32 and 29) from bearing cage (28). Inspect bearing cups (33
and 34). If cups are damaged, drive or press bearing cups (33 and 34) from bearing cage.