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My CJ7 5.3L LS Build Page 30

 
Figure 115
Figure 115

Figure 115. To prepare the carrier for the ring gear, it was placed in the freezer for a couple hours to shrink the unit down enough to slip the ring gear onto the landing. Before that though, the face of the carrier was stoned as well as the mounting face of the ring gear to remove any burrs or high spots.

Figure 116
Figure 116

Figure 116. The ring gear mounted on the carrier. The bolts are torqued to 55ft lbs in two steps. The first step was to 25ft lbs in a criss cross pattern, then continuing the pattern, torqued to 55ft lbs.

Figure 117
Figure 117

Figure 117. Thoroughly clean the bearing race bores to prepare for installing the outer and inner pinion races. In this photo, we are looking at the outer race bore.

Figure 118
Figure 118

Figure 118. The outer pinion bearing race has been installed using the appropriate bearing driver. We used a cheap set we found on Amazon, worked great, and was even cheaper than the Harbor Freight bearing driver set. We will not drive in the inner race at this time, as we will use a set up race until the clearances are set, then the permanent race will be driven in.