4-30. REAR AXLE - Continued
Remove axle shaft (4) and gasket (5).
If axle shaft is broken, remove nuts
and lockwashers (7 and 8) attaching
differential cover (9). Remove cover.
Through the open differential housing,
remove the broken axle shaft piece.
If damage to differential is noticed
or a broken axle shaft piece
cannot be removed, notify Direct
Support Level for assistance.
Clean differential housing and remove
Clean housing and differential cover
flanges of old sealant and apply a thin
Appendix E) to cover flange.
Install housing cover (9) using lockwasher
(8) and nuts (7). Tighten nuts to 135 ft lb
Relieve parking brake pressure, see para.
4-30.4, so that wheel is free to turn.
Install new gasket (5) and axle shaft (4).
Turn wheel as necessary to enable shaft
spline to mate with differential, and holes
in shaft flange to aline with hub studs.
Install taper dowels (3), washers (2), and
nuts (1). Hand tighten nuts.
Reapply parking brake spring pressure,
see para. 4-30.4 and tighten nuts (1) to
120 ft lb (160 Nm).
Raise wheel and remove maintenance
trestle Lower and remove jack.
(14) Install drain plug (6) and fill axle with fresh
oil, see lube order LO 5-4210-220-12.