Ford Mustang Service Manual: Differential Case and Ring Gear - Conventional

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 8.8-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 (389546-S100) 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.
Axle Housing
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 ...

Disassembly
Disassembly 1. Remove the differential assembly from the differential housing. For additional information, refer to Differential Case in this section. 2. Remove the bolts. 3. CAUTION: Do not damag ...

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Component Test
Inspection and Verification 1. Verify the customer's concern by operating the active restraint system to duplicate the condition. 2. Inspect to determine if any of the following mechanical or electrical concerns apply: Visual Inspection Chart Mechanica ...

Installation
Removal CAUTION: Since the engine is not free-wheeling, timing procedures must be followed exactly or piston and valve damage can occur. 1. Remove the engine front cover. For additional information, refer to Engine Front Cover in this section. 2. Remove the ...

Transmission (Assembly)
Manual Transmission The TR3650 five-speed manual transmission features the following: The fifth speed gear functions as an overdrive gear. The forward gears are synchronized and helical cut. The reverse gear operates through a constant-mesh, fully ...