Transfer Backlash Inspection on Car

1.Raise the front of the vehicle, and support it with safety stands.

2.Set the parking brake, and block both rear wheels securely.

3.Shift to neutral position.

4.Make a reference mark (A) across the propeller shaft (B) and the companion flange (C).


5.Separate the propeller shaft from the transfer assembly.

6.Set a dial indication (A) on the companion flange (B), then measure the transfer gear backlash.

Standard: 0.06-0.16 mm (0.002-0.006 in.) 


7.If the measurement is out of specification, remove the transfer assembly and inspect the transfer assembly.

8.Before reinstalling the propeller shaft, check the transfer assembly oil seal for damage and fluid leaks.