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9 If you are reusing the factory carrier, the next step is to free it from the offending ring gear. Even if you are using a new carrier, as we were, you'll need the ring gear bolts. Toyotas use lock plates on the ring gear bolts, so they will have to be flattened with a punch prior to removing the bolts. Install the new components using the bolts, torque them to 57 lb-ft in a star pattern, and restake the lock plates. Using Loctite isn't necessary because of the lock plates, but it doesn't hurt either.

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