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I am ready to reassemble my 89 turbo esprit SE gearbox and wanted to check the diff preload. I only stripped the box to replace the primary shaft seal so didn't remove primary and secondary shafts.  The manual has a procedure for diff checking but it looks like it's done with these shafts removed.  Is there another way that avoids me removing the shafts? 



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it really doesn't take much to remove the shafts...

There is no pre-load measurement with the shafts in place. You could measure the backlash at the crownwheel to see if the gap has opened up. If you have replaced the bearings, races, or adjusted the differential pre-load nut... then Don't worry about it. No need to change the differential pre-load unless you've noticed some noise or an issue, or replaced those things.


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