Camry LE Sedan V6-3.0L (1MZ-FE) (1998)
1. Assemble differential case.
HINT: Coat all of the sliding and rotating surfaces with gear oil before assembly.
a. Install the thrust washer to the side gear.
b. Install the 4 pinions and thrust washers to the spider.
c. Install the side gear and spider with the 4 pinions to the differential left case.
d. Using a dial indicator, measure the backlash of the pinion gear while holding the differential left case.
Standard backlash: 0.05 - 0.20 mm (0.0020-0.0079 inch).
HINT: Push the pinion gear and spider with the 4 pinions to the differential left case.
e. Install the side gear and spider with the 4 pinions to the right side of the differential case. Check the side gear backlash.
Refer to the below, select the thrust washer which will ensure that the backlash is within the specification. Try to select a washer of the same