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1973 + Corvette: Service News: Gear Tooth Contact Pattern Check - All Rear Axle Assemblies

Subject: Gear Tooth Contact Pattern Check - All Rear Axle Assemblies
Model and Year: 1973 Corvette
Source: Chevrolet Service News
Page Number: Page 1
Date: November 1972, Volume 44, Number 11

The intent of this article is to re-emphasize to all technicians that running a gear tooth contact pattern check on the ring and pinion is essential, to be assured of a properly assembled axle.

A gear tooth contact pattern check should be run whenever an axle assembly has been disassembled for any reason.

A 1pt. can P/N 1051196 of yellow lead chromate has been made available for service and is the only recommended compound.  Yellow lead chromate has the proper consistency and color to give a good readable tooth contact impression which is always the final check for correct axle shimming.

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