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DRIVE AXLE - GEAR TOOTH CONTACT PATTERNS Article Text 1989 Volkswagen Golf For Volkswagen Technical Site Copyright © 1998 Mitchell Repair Information Company, LLC Monday, August 23, 1999 11:46PM ARTICLE BEGINNING 1983-93 DRIVE AXLES Gear Tooth Contact Patterns All Models INSPECTION PRELIMINARY INSPECTION Wipe lubricant from internal parts. Rotate gears and inspect for wear or damage. Mount dial indicator to housing, and check backlash at several points around ring gear. Backlash must be within specifications at all points. If no defects are found, check gear tooth contact pattern. GEAR TOOTH CONTACT PATTERN NOTE: Drive pattern should be well centered on ring gear teeth. Coast pattern should be centered, but may be slightly toward toe of ring gear teeth. 1) Paint ring gear teeth with marking compound. Wrap cloth or rope around drive pinion flange to act as brake. Rotate ring gear until clear tooth contact pattern is obtained. 2) Contact pattern will indicate whether correct pinion
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