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backlash ....gears...How do I check with the

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jakeslim, Aug 17, 2003.

  1. jakeslim

    jakeslim 1/2 ton status

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    ok, how do I check the back lash. I have the carrier back in the 14ff rear end, I put the pinion back in to adjust the backlash, but how do I check with the dial thing and the magnetic base? Where do I put it, what does it measure and how do I read it?

    help...
     
  2. Twiz

    Twiz 1/2 ton status

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    Set it up so the indicator is in-line to the ring gear (or as close as you can get it) rideing on the outer edge of the teeth, paralle to the ring rear's direction of rotation.
    Hold the pinion in position, and rock the ring gear.

    Specs call for .003" - .010" (.005-.007 is best)

    While we're here,

    Pinion AND Case bearing preload, new bearings = 30 - 55 in/lbs
    Pinion AND Case bearing preload, used bearings = 25 - 45 in/lbs
    Pinion only, new bearings = 15 - 30 in/lbs
    Pinion only, used bearings = 10 - 20 in/lbs

    I looked all that up, for another post - putting it to good use.
     
  3. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    here is how I set mine

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  4. jakeslim

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    excellent, thanks!
     

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