Fig. 12. Removing Input Gear Bearing Retainer Nut (RA-
351, 35 Shown - RA-341 Similar)
Bearing Nut Wrench
Remove bearing retainer mounting bolts from
rear of intermediate case and tap input gear
bearings and retainer assembly out toward front.
Remainder of input gear disassembly is same as
Inner bearing is a press fit on gear and
will most likely be damaged if removed.
Remove only if to replace.
Loosen idler shaft end nut using torque multiplier
wrench. Use flats provided on shaft end to hold
shaft from turning while nut is being loosened.
Remove nut and washer.
Support rear face of intermediate case and
press idler shaft from case.
Remove idler shaft gear and bearings from case
(Fig. 13 and 14). Separate bearings, bearing
races and bearing spacer from idler gear. Note
that models RA-351 and 355 use two bearing
Fig. 13. Removing Idler Shaft and Gear
Fig. 14. Idle Gear Components (RA-341 Shown)
Disassemble Output Shaft Assembly
Clamp companion flange of output shaft in vise.
Remove companion flange nut and flange.
Remove bearing retainer (with seal).
FORWARD REAR AND REAR REAR AXLES
Disassemble Diff Carrier Assembly
Remove cotter pins from bearing adjuster locks
and remove locks.
Mark one bearing cap and leg of carrier with a
punch or chisel to identify each for cqrrect
Remove bearing cap bolts and take off bearing
caps and adjusters (Fig. 15).
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