TM 5-3810-300-24 & P2
Install new gasket and bearing cover.
O. Press flange against forward bearing and install washer and pinion shaft nut.
P. Tighten to the correct torque. If a drilled or castellated fastener is employed install a cotter key. Do not back off
nut to align cotter key holes.
Press rear thrust and radial bearings firmly against the pinion shaft shoulder.
Install radial bearing lock ring and squeeze ring into pinion shaft groove with pliers.
If new cups are to be installed, press firmly against pinion cage shoulders.
Lubricate bearings and cups with light machine oil.
Install forward bearing, thrust washer and adjusting nut.
Install new lock washer and the lock nut.
Adjust pinion bearing preload to 5 to 15 pound inches with lock nut tightened securely against washer.
The lock nut must be tight to secure the correct preload.
Bend lock washer when correct adjustment has been secured.
Lubricate pinion shaft oil seal and cover outer edge of seal body with a non-hardening sealing compound. Press
seal against cover shoulder with seal driver.
Install new gasket and bearing cover. Cover should be carefully installed to prevent cutting seal on keyway.
Install key, press flange on taper and install washer and pinion shaft nut.
Tighten to the correct torque. If a drilled or castellated fastener is employed install a cotter key.
Do not back off nut to align cotter key holes.
Install Pinion and Cage Assembly.
A. Install correct shim pack. Locate thin shims on both sides for maximum sealing ability.
B. Position pinion and cage assembly over studs and tap into position with soft mallet.