Subscribe to a magazine

Ring Gear Install

Back to article View Gallery
7 of 13
The heart of the differential is the differential carrier. The carrier is what secures the ring gear and transmits the rotating force to the axleshafts. When bolting on the new ring gear always use a new set of bolts and Loc-Tite. Be sure to tighten the bolts to the correct torque specs as well. A loose ring gear or bolt could lead to catastrophic failure inside of the differential housing.