What are the procedures in removing differential assembly?
- CHECK SIDE GEAR BACKLASH. Measure the side gear backlash while holding one pinion gear toward the case.
- REMOVE LH SIDE GEAR SHAFT WITH TUBE. (a) Remove the four torx bolts.
- REMOVE ACTUATOR.
- REMOVE DIFFERENTIAL CARRIER COVER.
- REMOVE CLUTCH CASE.
- REMOVE RH SIDE GEAR SHAFT.
- REMOVE INTERMEDIATE SHAFT.
- CHECK RING GEAR BACKLASH.
How long does it take to replace a front differential?
On average, replacing a front differential is about a 3 hour job plus the cost of parts of course. More advanced types of differentials will also affect price.
Is the front differential the same as the transfer case?
The transfer case acts like a differential, but channels power to the two differentials on different axles rather than to two wheels on the same axle. As in a gearbox, a differential and transfer case require fluid to lubricate the gears, shafts and bearings where metal slides over metal.
How do you remove the front differential on a Mercedes?
Front differential is found on Mercedes-Benz with 4Matic (all-wheel drive) systems. To remove the front differential from the car, you must remove the front passenger drive shaft. Plan on two hours to remove the differential from the car.
How do you remove the rear axle from a Ford Ranger?
With the old axle nut protecting the end of the axle, tap with axle while pulling the steering knuckle out and away. Remove the nut and slide the axle out the back of the hub. Use a length of rope or wire to support the axle while you remove the inner end.
How do you remove a drive axle from a car?
Every vehicle is different, but here is a general overview of how you remove a drive axle on a front wheel drive vehicle (an independent rear axle is similar): The axle nut requires a large amount of torque to loosen, if possible break it free before raising the car. Loosen the lug nuts.
How do I remove the axle nut?
1 The axle nut requires a large amount of torque to loosen, if possible break it free before raising the car. 2 Loosen the lug nuts. 3 Open the hood, block the wheels, then raise the car and support it on jack stands. 4 Remove any splash shield or access panel to expose the inner CV joints.