4-30. REAR AXLE - Continued
4-30.2 Axle Shaft
This task covers
Shop Equipment, Automotive
28, Appendix E Silicone Sealant
Maintenance and Repair,
113503 Axle Shaft
Main Engine Shutdown (see para. 2-10)
APU Shutdown (see para. 2-12)
Batteries Disconnected (see para. 4-24.12)
Axle Oil Drained (see LO 5-4210-220-12)
Accidents causing serious or fatal injuries may occur unless the truck is supported by
maintenance trestles. Never rely on hydraulic jacks or mechanical lifting devices for support.
Metal particles and debris from a failed component may cause failure of other components.
To reduce the chance of additional axle failures, drain and clean axle housing cavities as
necessary and replace the lube oil.
This procedure is common to
both left and right wheel ends.
Unless removal and installation of
axle shaft is required for removal
of hub or brake components, the
rear wheel(s) may remain installed.
Jack affected wheel end until wheel is
clear of the ground. Support raised wheel
end on a maintenance trestle.
Remove nuts (1), washers (2), and taper
Using a brass drift and hammer, strike
necessary, to loosen dowels.