Before disassembly, clean the outside of the differential assembly and remove any sand or mud to prevent it from entering the inside of the assembly during disassembly and installation.
When removing a connected part made of light alloy such as a differential carrier cover, tap it off with a plastic hammer. Do not attempt to pry it off with a screwdriver.
Always arrange disassembled parts in order and protect them from dust.
Before installation, thoroughly clean and dry each part and then apply hypoid gear oil API GL-5 or equivalent to them. Do not use alkaline cleaner for aluminum or rubber parts and ring gear set bolts. Also, do not clean rubber parts such as O-rings or oil seals with white gasoline.
Coat any sliding surface and rotating part with hypoid gear oil API GL-5 or equivalent.
When holding a part with a vise, be sure to place an aluminum sheet between the part and vise. Do not put it directly in the vise.
Do not damage the contact surfaces of the case. Such damage may cause oil leakage.
Do not fill with oil immediately after installing sealed parts. Wait at least an hour.
Damage to the surfaces being contact with an oil seal, O-ring or gasket may cause oil leakage.
When press-fitting an oil seal, do not damage the oil seal lip or outside periphery.
When replacing a bearing, replace the inner and outer races as a set.