REMOVE FRONT DIFFERENTIAL RING GEAR
Place matchmarks on the ring gear and differential case.
Remove the 10 bolts.
Using a plastic-faced hammer, tap on the ring gear to remove it from the case.
INSPECT FRONT DIFFERENTIAL SIDE GEAR BACKLASH
Using a dial indicator, measure the backlash of the side gear.
|0.05 to 0.20 mm (0.00197 to 0.00787 in.)|
|Standard Thrust Washer Thickness|
REMOVE FRONT DIFFERENTIAL CASE FRONT TAPERED ROLLER BEARING
Using SST, remove the front differential case front tapered roller bearing from the differential case.
Using SST, remove the front differential case tapered roller bearing front outer race from the transaxle housing.
REMOVE FRONT DIFFERENTIAL CASE REAR TAPERED ROLLER BEARING
Using SST, remove the front differential case rear tapered roller bearing from the differential case.
Using SST, remove the front differential case tapered roller bearing rear outer race and shim from the transaxle case.
REMOVE FRONT DIFFERENTIAL PINION SHAFT STRAIGHT PIN
Using a punch and hammer, loosen the staked part of the differential case.
Using a pin punch (5 mm), tap out the pin from the ring gear side.
REMOVE NO. 1 FRONT DIFFERENTIAL PINION SHAFT
Remove the No. 1 front differential pinion shaft from the differential case.
REMOVE FRONT DIFFERENTIAL PINION THRUST WASHER
Remove the 2 front differential pinions, 2 front differential pinion thrust washers, 2 front differential side gears and 2 front differential side gear thrust washers from the differential case.
REMOVE DIFFERENTIAL SIDE BEARING RETAINER OIL SEAL
Using SST, remove the differential side bearing retainer oil seal.
REMOVE TRANSAXLE HOUSING OIL SEAL
Using SST, remove the transaxle housing oil seal.