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John Deere – 1023E, 1025R and 1026R – Assemble Differential

Assembly of the differential is the reverse of disassembly.

[1] – Clean old thread lock compound from ring gear bolt threads and differential housing holes.

[2] – Apply a small amount of lithium grease to thrust washers to hold them in place while assembling.

[3] – Install gears in differential housing. Make sure that differential lock gear is on correct side of housing. Install pinion shaft. Make sure all gears rotate freely.

[4] – Align holes in differential housing and pinion shaft and drive roll pin (A) through pinion shaft and into differential housing.

[5] – Apply thread lock and sealer (high strength) to ring gear bolts and install ring gear with the machined (flat) side against differential.

[6] – Tighten ring gear bolts to specification in a cross pattern.

[7] – Install differential lock collar. Make sure collar seats fully into differential side gear.

[8] – Install bearings.