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Ring Gear Shims

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The Dana 44 uses shims to set the ring gear backlash. If you aren’t replacing the ring-and-pinion, you can simply put the shims back and keep the setting where it was. The process of setting backlash by adding and removing shims can be time consuming and tedious, so avoid the possibility of getting your shim packs mixed up by taping them together and labeling them as soon as they come out of the housing.