Tooth contact pattern
Tightening Torque Specifications
Transfer oil level / filler plug
Transfer oil drain plug
Stiffener No.1 bolt and No.2 bolt
Transfer to transaxle bolt
Transfer case bolt
Transfer output retainer bolt
Oil plate bolt
Rotational torque of bevel pinion (Bearing
The specified tightening torque is also described in the following.
"Transfer Assembly Components"
For the tightening torque of fastener not specified in this section, refer to "Fasteners Information in Section 0A".
These contact patterns, located on toe or heel on both
drive and coast sides, mean that 1) both pinion and gear
are defective, 2) retainer is not true, or 3) gear is not
properly seated on transfer case. The remedy is to
replace the defective member.
Irregular patterns: If the pattern is not oval, it means that
bevel gear is defective. High or low spots on tooth
surfaces or on the seat of bevel gear are the cause of
irregular patterns appearing on some teeth. The remedy
is to replace the pinion and gear set and, if the seat is
defective, so is transfer case.
0.50 – 1.30
0.05 – 0.13
Diagnosis and remedy
0.35 – 0.95