3-8. DRIVE SHAFTS MAINTENANCE
a. Front Drive Shaft.
This task covers disassembly, cleaning, inspection, re-
pair, and reassembly of front drive shaft.
TOOLS: No. 1 Common Organizational Maintenance Tool Kit
Fixed open end wrench set
Mechanical puller kit
Automotive Mechanic's Tool Kit
Slip joint pliers
Socket wrench set, 1/2 inch drive
Diagonal cutting pliers
No. 2 Common Organizational Maintenance Tool Kit
Torque wrench, 3/4 inch drive
Socket wrench adapter, 1/2 inch male to 3/4 inch female
MATERIALS/PARTS: Clean cloths (Appendix C, item 1)
Cleaning solvent P-D-680 (Appendix C, item 2)
Cotter pin (FSCM 10988 PN 132-59)
REFERENCES: TM 5-3805-262-20
PRELIMINARY PROCEDURE: Front drive shaft removed (refer to TM 5-
Remove and discard cotter pin (1).
Loosen and remove nut (2) and washer (3).
Remove yoke (4) using puller if necessary.
Remove four capscrews (5) and lock washers (6).
Remove universal joint (7) with lubrication fitting (8) from front drive
shaft (9). If necessary, tap universal joint lightly using rubber mallet
to loosen universal joint.
fitting (8) from uni-
versal joint (7).