We disassemble the gearbox for repair and replacement of parts

Remove the front axle, as indicated in the previous article

Remove steering knuckles

How to disassemble and adjust the UAZ final drive gearbox

Using keys 14 and 17, we unscrew two bolts and six nuts securing parts of the gearbox housing

How to disassemble and adjust the UAZ final drive gearbox

Remove the bolts and separate the parts of the crankcase

How to disassemble and adjust the UAZ final drive gearbox

Remove the cardboard spacer and take out the box of satellites with the driven gear

How to disassemble and adjust the UAZ final drive gearbox

Remove the drive gear flange

How to disassemble and adjust the UAZ final drive gearbox

We unscrew the six bolts of the drive gear bearing cap with a 14 key

Remove the bearing cover

How to disassemble and adjust the UAZ final drive gearbox

When assembling, it is necessary to ensure that the oil drain channel in the cover, crankcase and gaskets matches

How to disassemble and adjust the UAZ final drive gearbox

How to disassemble and adjust the UAZ final drive gearbox

Remove the gasket and ring

How to disassemble and adjust the UAZ final drive gearbox

How to disassemble and adjust the UAZ final drive gearbox

By striking with a hammer through a soft metal drift on the end of the drive gear shaft, we press it out

How to disassemble and adjust the UAZ final drive gearbox

We pull the outer ring and the rear inner ring of the double roller bearing off the shaft with a puller

How to disassemble and adjust the UAZ final drive gearbox

Remove the rear inner race and bearing outer race

How to disassemble and adjust the UAZ final drive gearbox

We mark the bearing rings in order to install them in their original places during assembly

How to disassemble and adjust the final drive UAZ

How to disassemble and adjust the UAZ final drive gearbox

Remove the shims and spacer

How to disassemble and adjust the UAZ final drive gearbox

We tighten the bearing inner ring with a puller

How to disassemble and adjust the UAZ final drive gearbox

If a puller is not available, bearings can be knocked down with a hammer by striking the inner ring through a drift

How to disassemble and adjust the UAZ final drive gearbox

We tighten with a puller and remove the roller bearing

How to disassemble and adjust the UAZ final drive gearbox

The outer rings of the satellite box bearings can be pressed out with a special puller or use an inertial puller with a hook at the end

How to disassemble and adjust the UAZ final drive gearbox

With a puller, we press the inner rings of bearings with rollers from the satellite box

How to disassemble and adjust the UAZ final drive gearbox

Remove rings and shims

How to disassemble and adjust the UAZ final drive gearbox

We fold the bearings complete with rings and shims in order to install the parts in their original places during assembly

With a center punch we mark the relative position of the driven gear and the satellite box

How to disassemble and adjust the UAZ final drive gearbox

We clamp the box of satellites in a vise and with a 19 head we unscrew ten bolts securing the driven gear

How to disassemble and adjust the UAZ final drive gearbox

Remove the driven gear, if necessary, striking through a soft drift with a hammer

How to disassemble and adjust the UAZ final drive gearbox

We unscrew the head for 14 eight bolts connecting the parts of the box

How to disassemble and adjust the UAZ final drive gearbox

How to disassemble and adjust the UAZ final drive gearbox

Disconnect the satellite box and remove the side gear thrust washer

How to disassemble and adjust the final drive UAZ

Remove side gear

How to disassemble and adjust the UAZ final drive gearbox

How to disassemble and adjust the UAZ final drive gearbox

Remove the axle with two satellites and the satellites from the axle

How to disassemble and adjust the UAZ final drive gearbox

We take out the other axis of the satellites and remove them

How to disassemble and adjust the UAZ final drive gearbox

Remove the side gear and its thrust washer

How to disassemble and adjust the UAZ final drive gearbox

Before assembly, we wash all parts in kerosene or diesel fuel and inspect them

Any cracks are unacceptable on the parts. Gear teeth should be free of scuffing, chipping and heavy wear

The bearings should rotate easily without clicking or binding. On rollers and rings, chipping, chips and heavy wear are unacceptable

Bearing cages must not be torn or deformed.

We replace damaged and worn parts. After a run of more than 100 thousand km, we recommend replacing the bearings, regardless of their condition.

We assemble the main gear in the reverse order of disassembly, lubricating the bearings and gears with gear oil.

Bearings can be pressed with hammer blows through suitable sizes:

How to disassemble and adjust the UAZ final drive gearbox

- tool head or pipe section;

How to disassemble and adjust the UAZ final drive gearbox

- tubular wrench

How to disassemble and adjust the UAZ final drive gearbox

We press the outer rings of the satellite box bearings into the crankcase with hammer blows in a circle through a soft metal drift

How to disassemble and adjust the UAZ final drive gearbox

We degrease the fastening bolts of the parts of the satellite box, the bolts of the driven gear, as well as their threaded holes before assembly with a solvent or acetone and apply an anaerobic sealant to the thread

We pay special attention to the cleanliness of the end seating surfaces of the driven gear and the satellite box. The slightest pollution or nicks on them are unacceptable

Existing damage is removed with an abrasive tool, followed by thorough washing of parts in kerosene or diesel fuel

Adjustment of bearings and gear engagement

We make adjustments only when replacing gears (completely), bearings, as well as when noise appears during the operation of the main gear

The drive gear bearing is adjustable by selecting the thickness of the gasket package between its inner rings.

To do this, we assemble the drive gear assembly with clean bearings lubricated with gear oil.

Cuff in do not install the cover

Tighten the shank nut with a torque of 17–21 kgf.m.

After that, the gear should turn by hand without much effort, and there should be no axial play

If there is axial play, remove one of the shims. If the rotation is too tight, add one gasket

How to disassemble and adjust the UAZ final drive gearbox

We finally check the adjustment with a dynamometer by hooking it on the flange hole

The force when turning the gear should be in the range of 1.5–3.0 kgf for worn-in and 2.0–3.5 kgf for new bearings

The bearings of the satellite box are adjustable in the following order:

- we press the inner rings with rollers onto the necks of the box so that there is a gap of 3.0–3.5 mm between the bearing ring and the end of the box.

Bearings must be clean and oiled.

We install the satellite box in the main gear housing, put the gasket in the housing connector and evenly tighten the bolts and nuts of the housing, connecting its parts.

At the same time, we rotate the drive gear to properly install the rollers in the bearings.

Finally tighten the crankcase bolts and nuts

We unscrew the bolts and nuts, carefully disconnect the crankcase and take out the box of satellites.

With a feeler gauge, we measure the gaps between each bearing and the end of the box.

We select a package of gaskets, the thickness of which is equal to the total clearance of both bearings and add another gasket 0.1 mm thick to create a preload

Remove the inner rings of the bearings, divide the selected package of gaskets in half and, having installed the gaskets in their places, press the inner rings of the bearings to the stop.

After that, we adjust the side clearance in the meshing of the gears, for which:

install the satellite box, connect the halves of the crankcase, tighten the bolts and nuts

How to disassemble and adjust the UAZ final drive gearbox

We measure the backlash in engagement with the indicator, shaking the drive gear in both directions

At a radius of 40 mm at the drive gear flange (bolt centers), the indicator reading should be between 0.35-0.77 mm.

To increase the gap, remove the spacers from under the bearing of the satellite box from the side of the driven gear and rearrange them under another bearing.

To reduce the gap, do the opposite

We assemble the gearbox, install the cuff, during assembly we apply sealant to the gasket and the threads of the bolts

We finally check the operation of the gearbox by rotating the drive gear flange.

There should be no sticking in the engagement, the rotation should be smooth, without clicks and play

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