4-29. WHEELS AND TIRES
This task covers
Shop Equipment, Automotive
Maintenance and Repair,
Main Engine Shutdown (see para. 2-10)
APU Shutdown (see para. 2-12)
Batteries Disconnected (see para. 4-24.12)
PERSONNEL REQUIRED - 2
Wheel and tire are heavy 300 lb (140 kg). To avoid personal injury, use care when removing.
Left-hand wheels have left-hand nuts, right-hand wheels have right-hand nuts. Do not
intermix nuts when removing wheels.
Locate 10 ton hydraulic jack beneath axle
just inboard of that wheel that is to be
Apply truck parking brake and chock both
wheels of other axle.
Raise jack until tire clears the ground.
Put maintenance trestle beneath axle and
lower jack until trestle takes the weight of the
truck. Ensure tire is clear of the ground. (If
not repeat 3 and 4 raising trestle by one
Locate wheel lift truck beneath wheel and
attach safety chain.
Using wheel brace or air operated wrench,
remove wheel nuts completely and pull
wheel of axle studs. Take care not to
damage stud threads.