Ford Mustang Service Manual: Axle Housing Bushing

Rear Drive Axle and Differential

 


 



  • The axle housing assembly consists of a cast center section with two steel tube assemblies and a stamped differential housing cover (4033). The differential housing cover uses silicone sealant as a gasket.
  • The hypoid-design gearset consists of 7.5-inch ring gear (4209) and a drive pinion gear (4209).

    Two opposed tapered roller bearings support the drive pinion in the axle housing (4010).

  • A collapsible spacer (4662), located on the differential pinion shaft, maintains pinion bearing preload. The pinion nut adjusts the preload.
  • Differential bearing shims (4067), located between the differential bearing cups (4222) and the rear axle housing, adjust the differential bearing preload and the ring gear backlash.
  • The differential case (4204) is a one-piece design with two openings to allow for assembly of the internal components and lubricant flow. Two opposed tapered roller bearings (differential bearings) (4221) support the differential case in the axle housing. Removable bearing caps (4010) retain the differential assembly in the axle housing.
  • Inside the differential case, the differential pinion shaft (4211) supports two differential pinion gears (4215). The pinion gears engage the differential side gears (4236), to which the axle shafts (4234) are splined. The differential pinion shaft lock bolt (4241) retains the differential pinion shaft in the differential case.
  • An embossed metal tag, bolted to the differential housing cover, contains rear axle identification.
    Differential Housing Cover
    Rear Drive Axle and Differential   The axle housing assembly consists of a cast center section with two steel tube assemblies and a stamped differential housing cover (4033). The diffe ...

    Drive Pinion
    Rear Drive Axle and Differential   The axle housing assembly consists of a cast center section with two steel tube assemblies and a stamped differential housing cover (4033). The diffe ...

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    Installation
    Removal WARNING: Do not smoke or carry lighted tobacco or open flame of any type when working on or near any fuel related components. Highly flammable mixtures are always present and may be ignited. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury. 1. Disconnect the battery gro ...

    Rear Drive Halfshafts (Description and Operation)
    Rear Drive Halfshafts (Description and Operation) The rear wheel drive halfshaft system consists of and operates as follows: Halfshafts (4K138) transmit engine torque from the rear axle housing to the rear wheels. Halfshafts rotate at approximately one-third the speed of a driveshaft and d ...

    Transmission Control Switch
    External Controls (Description and Operation) The transmission shift cable transfers the transmission operating mode from the gearshift lever to the automatic transmission (7003). The indicated position of the transmission floor mounted selector lever is transferred to the transmission through the ...