REASSEMBLY - FRONT SECTION
Force both the reverse gear and auxiliary drive gear downward on the shaft to flatten their re- spective snap rings. Making sure the gear hubs are parallel, insert a feeler gage between the hubs of the reverse gear and auxiliary drive gear. Correct axial clearance should be from .005" to .012". If clearance is less than the minimum .005" tolerance, the reverse gear limit washer should be replaced by a thinner limit washer. This will in- crease the axial clearance between the gears. If the clearance checked is greater than the max- imum .012" tolerance, a thicker limit washer should be installed in teh reverse gear. This would decrease the axial clearance between the gears. NOTE: THIS CHECK IS MADE WITHOUT SPREADING THE GEARS WITH SCREW- DRIVERS.
26. With the proper reverse gear limit washer in- stalled on mainshaft, remove the auxiliary drive gear assembly and reverse gear.
27. Remove the snap ring from hub of reverse gear and reinstall the gear on mainshaft. Engage the clutching teeth of gear with the splines of spacer and sliding clutch and move the reverse gear against the LO speed gear.