INSPECT FRONT DIFFERENTIAL SIDE GEAR BACKLASH
Install the front differential pinion to the front differential case side. Using a dial indicator, measure the front differential side gear backlash.
|0.05 to 0.20 mm (0.00197 to 0.00787 in.)|
Measure the thickness with a micrometer to select a proper thrust washer because the thrust washers do not have any distinguishing marks.
Select washers of the same thickness for both right and left sides.
|Thrust Washer Thickness|
If the backlash is out of specification, replace the side gear thrust washers.
INSPECT FRONT DIFFERENTIAL PINION THRUST WASHER
Using a micrometer, measure the thickness of the front differential pinion thrust washer.
|0.92 mm (0.0362 in.)|
If the thickness is less than the minimum, replace the front differential pinion thrust washer.
INSPECT FRONT NO. 1 DIFFERENTIAL PINION SHAFT
Using a micrometer, measure the outer diameter of the front No. 1 differential pinion shaft.
|Minimum Outer Diameter|
|16.982 mm (0.669 in.)|
If the outer diameter is less than the minimum, replace the front No. 1 differential pinion shaft.