Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Differential Case Disassemble

Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Differential Case Disassemble

Special Tools

  • 6-9607346Sensor Ring Gear Puller
  • J-810704Steering Column Center Bar Puller
  • J-810721Axle Shaft Seal Remover Support Base
  • R-0006749Support Base
  • R-0407011Bearing Race Remover
  • R-0007761Universal Handle for Pullers and Installers
  • S-9407195Pinion Gear Case Bearing Installer
  • T-9804678Speed Sensor Reluctor Wheel Remover

For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools.


  1. Remove the front wheel drive shaft oil seal (1) from the front differential
  2. Remove the front wheel drive shaft oil seal (1) from the front differential bearing adjuster (2).

    Note:

    Do not interchange outer and inner races respectively when re-using tapered roller bearings.

  3. Remove the front differential bearing race (1) from the front differential bearing adjuster using theR-0007761handle  (2),R-0407011remover  (3), and theJ-810721support base  (4).

  4. Remove the ring front wheel speed sensor reluctor wheel (1) using the 6-9607346puller  (2),S-9407195installer  (3), and theT-9804678 remover  (4).

  5. Remove the front differential bearing assemblies (3) using theJ-810704 puller  (1) andR-0006749support base  (2) .

  6. Place a mark (3) on the differential and the differential ring gear for realigning parts during assembly in case both components are reused.
  7. Remove the front differential ring gear bolts (1) and the front differential ring gear (2).
  8. Remove the pinion gear shaft retaining washers (1) and the front differential pinion gear shaft (2).
  9. Remove the front differential pinion gears (3) and side gears (4).

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  • Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Differential Case Disassemble

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Differential Case Disassemble

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Differential Case Disassemble

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Differential Case Disassemble

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Differential Case Disassemble

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Differential Case Disassemble

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Differential Case Disassemble

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Differential Case Disassemble

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Differential Case Disassemble

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Differential Case Disassemble

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Differential Case Disassemble

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Differential Case Disassemble

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Differential Case Disassemble

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Differential Case Disassemble

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Differential Case Disassemble

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Differential Case Disassemble

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Differential Case Disassemble

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Differential Case Disassemble

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Differential Case Disassemble

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Differential Case Disassemble

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Differential Case Disassemble