[ 3-9. FRONT AND REAR AXLES MAINTENANCE (CONT) ]
d. Rear Axle.
This task covers removal and installation of rear axle.
TOOLS: No. 2 Common Organizational Maintenance Tool Kit
Torque wrench, 3/4 inch drive
Socket wrench set, 3/4 inch drive
Wood blocks, two
MATERIALS/PARTS: Lock nuts, eight (FSCM 10988 PN 131-1253)
REFERENCES: TM 5-3805-262-10
PRELIMINARY PROCEDURE: Rear chassis raised and supported using jack
stands, blocks installed between trunnion assembly sides and frame; rear
drive shaft disconnected from rear axle differential assembly, rear
wheels removed, brake lines and fittings disconnected from rear axle,
and brake calipers removed (refer to TM 5-3805-262-20).
REMOVAL (SHEET 1 OF 2)
Before performing following steps, be sure that transport/service link
is in engaged position (refer to TM 5-3805-262-10) and chassis is
securely supported by jack stands. Failure to do so could cause chassis
fall on you causing serious injury or death.
Loosen and remove hardware securing
clamp (1). Spread clamp and remove
Disconnect axle vent hose (2) from
adapter (3). Do this by pulling hose
straight up off adapter.
If necessary, remove adapter (3)
from rear axle (8).
Position roller jack beneath rear
axle (8) directly under differen-
tial assembly. Raise roller jack
until rear axle is supported by