I'm happy with this pattern. Even some late-1990s trucks with the 4. McFarland Award for distinction in professional development and education. Some people install long bolts with washers to help temporarily hold the gears in place. Click below to head back to the site if you aren't already there to see what I'm talking about. Here, I have rotated the differential so that the differential pin is accessible. Step-5: Remove Pinions from Housing As the pinions rotate in the differential case, they align with the open windows and can be easily removed.
At times, it tends to stick in the differential case from a thin layer of gear oil. In this picture you can see the pinion bearing feed port above the pinion bearing races and the return port below the races. It's an upgrade over the factory diff components, unless you have an '03 to '04 Cobra, and in that case, it's an exact replacement. Master rebuild kits come with all of the carrier and pinion bearings, seals, crush sleeve where applicable , shims, pinion nuts and ring gear bolts that may be needed for the repair job. Bishop I definitely recommend a look at these transmissions, you've got to have a look. If excessive force is required, this is a sign that the axle shaft or housing may be bent.
I was planning on upgrading my 3. If you are tackling this job yourself, you're probably looking at about four hours of install time which can be made easier with the use of a lift and all of the proper tools necessary. The carrier shim thickness is selected by subtracting ~0. Here are all of the internal parts and gears of the limited-slip differential assembled just for visual reference. Red loctite is required on these bolts.
Step-10: Push Pin in Place When correct alignment of the S-spring has been verified, remove the retention bolt and push the pin in the remaining amount. This ensures that everything is aligned. The noise does not change in pitch, only with speed. The general steps apply to all axles even if you are working on an F-150 axle. The bearing is not included in the kit because the kit is designed for 1986-2014 Mustangs, and it is not necessary for the majority of the years this kit works on. As with all Ford axles, the differentials and gear sets can be swapped among any of these axle housings, with the only exception being the four-wheel-drive reversecut front axles. Another mention is that you will need to buy a third bottle since you need to lube up the bearings as well as fill up the differential.
If it spins in the opposite direction, you have an open differential or a worn-out limited-slip unit. Next you can pull out the pinion gear, complete with the rear pinion bearing. Anything I need to know? While this backlash of 0. Step-4: Inspect Differential Pocket The differential pocket for the clutch plate alignment looks like this. Hold the top side gear in place as you removed the pinions.
First off, I made a holder for the diff housing. Carefully reinstall the axles without damaging those outer seals. You have to set backlash on the tight side, expecting it to loosen up in the first several thousand miles and I don't think they did that. So its definitely out by mileage and most likely by year. I ended up with 0.
It is a cast-iron weight that straddles the pinion area of the axle housing. But I don't feel any thing on the axle housing or hear any noise with a stethoscope from that area. This particular differential is an aluminum, independent suspension arrangement with an opposite-hand spiral angle on the gears commonly known as reverse-cut gears. Overall they did an awesome job with the install and the car rides pretty smooth and locks really well under hard acceleration. It's all coming from the center section as you can hear. Make certain that you have plenty of room on either side of the vehicle to remove the axle shafts.
The bearing is then pressed on. Ford's spec is 16-29 inch pounds. Typically the axle shaft fails first in the low-400-hp range and with repeated drag strip launches. A typical single-car garage may be tight. With the independent type of flange, the spline on the pinion shaft has a slight helix, or twist, in the spline to remove any potential source of backlash or clonk from the interface.