Axles No. 1 and No. 2 Maintenance lnstructions (Cont)
(65) Install pinion gear (31) on pinion (30).
Support bearing and bearing race are provided as a set,
Replace support bearing race (para 9-9) whenever
support bearing is replaced.
(66) Install support bearing (47) and locknut (48). Tighten
locknut to 980 lb-ft (1 329 N·m).
notch in bearing adjusters with mark on bearing
Tighten bearing adjuster (46) until one thread shows.
Tighten bearing adjuster (36) until ring gear (13)
cannot be rocked back and forth toward two bearing
adjusters and there is no backlash.
Rotate ring gear (13) and check for bind. If ring gear
binds, loosen bearing adjuster (36) then tighten until
ring gear does not bind.
Tighten bearing adjuster (46) until it contacts bearing
cup or resists turning.
Tighten bearing adjuster (46) two or three more
notches until ring gear (13) has backlash.
pinion and ring gear are used, backlash
should be the same as recorded in disassembly
step (11). If new pinion and ring gear are used,
backlash should be 0.008 to 0.018 in. (0.203 to
(72) Move ring gear (13) back and forth to measure
backlash with dial indicator If backlash is
correct, go to step (81). If there is too much
backlash, go to step (77). If there is not enough
backlash, continue with step 3).