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Since the new ring gear is a tight fit on the carrier, Bryan put the carrier in the freezer for a few hours and then placed the ring gear in the oven at 200 degrees to heat it. The combination of hot and cold allowed the ring gear to easily drop into place. We used red Loctite on every ring-gear bolt. The bolts were then brought to the proper torque in three steps to the final torque setting of 65 ft-lb using a crisscross pattern to pull the gear down evenly against the carrier.