Ford Explorer: Rear Drive Axle/Differential / Removal and Installation - Differential Carrier

Ford Explorer 2020-2021 Service Manual / Chassis / Driveline / Rear Drive Axle/Differential / Removal and Installation - Differential Carrier

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

205-220
Installer, Differential Shim
TKIT-1985-FH
Copper Hammer

Removal

  1. Remove the differential housing cover.
    Refer to: Differential Housing Cover (205-02 Rear Drive Axle/Differential, Removal and Installation).
  1. NOTE: The differential bearing caps and differential bearing cap bolts need to be installed in the same location as removed.

    1. Mark the differential bearing caps.
    1. Remove the differential bearing cap bolts.
    1. Remove the differential bearing caps.
  1. Remove the differential carrier, differential carrier bearing cups and the differential shims.

Installation

  1. NOTE: Have the selected shims available at this time. It will be required to hold the differential carrier and the differential carrier bearing cups in until shims are installed.

    NOTE: Differential bearing shims are to be installed with the chamfer facing outboard.

    Install the differential carrier and the differential carrier bearing cups.
    1. Install the RH selected ring gear back lash shim.
    1. NOTE: The differential bearing cap bolts should only be finger tight at this time.

      Position the differential to the RH side of the differential housing. Install the RH differential bearing cap and the differential bearing cap bolts.
  1. Using the special tool and a soft face copper mallet, install the LH selected ring gear back lash shim.
    Use Special Service Tool: 205-220  Installer, Differential Shim.
    Use the General Equipment: Copper Hammer
  1. NOTE: The differential bearing cap bolts should only be finger tight at this time.

    Install the LH differential bearing cap and the differential bearing cap bolts.
  1. Tighten the differential bearing cap bolts.
    Torque: 71 lb.ft (96 Nm)
  1. Check the ring gear backlash.
    Refer to: Ring Gear Backlash Adjustment (205-02 Rear Drive Axle/Differential, General Procedures).
  1. Install the differential housing cover.
    Refer to: Differential Housing Cover (205-02 Rear Drive Axle/Differential, Removal and Installation).

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