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RING AND PINION TOOTH CONTACT PATTERN.—The ring and pinion tooth contact pattern is used to double-check ring and pinion adjustment. To check the accuracy of your adjustments, coat the ring gear teeth with a thin coat of red lead, white grease, hydrated ferric oxide (yellow oxide or iron), or Prussian blue. Turn the ring gear one way and then the other to rub the teeth together, producing a contact pattern on the teeth. Carefully note the contact pattern that shows up on the teeth where the substance used has been wiped off. A good contact pattern is one located in the center of the gear teeth (fig. 5-21). Figure 5-21 shows several ring and pinion gear contact patterns. Study each and note the suggested correction for the faulty contact

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SOURCE: hi need to replace bearings on my rav4 96 model diff do i need to replace the collapseble spacers as well and what is the clearance settings on crown wheel and pinion Here's a couple of repair manuals,always good to have one so you can trouble shoot on the spot.

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Min./max backlash required on diff for Isuzu KB280DT 1998model after reconditioning & prior to "running in"

around .005" -.010" measured at the crown wheel tooth
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what is most important is the mesh position of the crown wheel and pinion teeth, preload on the pinion bearings and diff carrier bearings
you will need a workshop manual to get the correct mesh setting and preload readings

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the pinion and ring gear here.
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How do I remove the rear pinion shaft from a 1998 GMC Jimmy 4x4 to replace the bearing ?

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Then and only then you can adjust the backlash off your diff (witch is the distance between the pinion gear and the driven gear of your diff.).

failling to do so will either cause damage to your new driven gear or as you are aving problems here not being able to turn the diff cause the backlash doesn't have enought clearance.

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A howling noise from a diff is an indication of the gear mesh( pinion to crown wheel) is not correct. Several reasons being worn pinion bearings--loss of preload on the pinion bearings --- crown wheel carrier bearings failing ---not sufficient preload on the bearings---wear on the teeth from incorrect diff oil in use. or simply wrong diff oil. The grade should be 80w90 OEP for normal or special oil for limited slip diffs.

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This is a hard job to do,l always fit the crown wheel as well.99.9% of the time if the pinion is shot so to is the crown wheel.When refitting these units it is very important that the back lash and pre-load on the diff.are set to workshop manual tolerances or the diff.will fail again..Good-luck...

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