DIFFERENTIAL INSPECTION: Tooth Contact Pattern Test

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Tooth Contact Pattern Test

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1.- Wipe all oil from the axle housing. Clean each ring gear tooth carefully. 2.- Apply a light coat of gear marking compund to the drive side of the ring teeth Figure 27

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3.- Rotate the ring gear slowly in both directions. Compare the contact pattern pressed into the marking compund with those shown in Figure 28.

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If the pattern is not correct, have the differential disassembled and adjusted.


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