M/T Differential Backlash Inspection

  1. Install the driveshaft and intermediate shaft into the differential assembly.
  1. Carefully clamp the driveshaft (A) in a vise (B).
  1. Place the intermediate shaft (C) on V-block (D), then fix the intermediate shaft using a vise or equivalent (E).
  1. Measure the backlash of final driven gear (F) with a dial indicator (G). If the backlash is not within the standard, replace the differential carrier.
    Standard:
    0.4−1.3 mm (0.016−0.051 in.)