4-32. FRONT AXLE.
4-32.4 Axle Shaft Assembly.
This task covers
Shop Equipment, Automotive
16, Appendix E Grease
Maintenance and Repair,
302423 Axle Shaft RH
302324 Axle Shaft LH
Main Engine Shutdown (see para. 2-10)
APU Engine Shutdown (see para. 2-12)
Batteries Disconnected (see para. 4-24.12)
Rear Wheels Blocked
Air Tanks Drained
Wheel Removed (see para. 4-29.1'
Axle Drained of Oil (see LO 5-4210-220-12)
Hub and Brake Drum Removed (see para. 4-32.3)
Brake Components Removed (see para. 4-32.5)
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.
The following procedures are
common to both left and right
(1) Remove capscrews attaching spindle and
spider (2 and 3) to ball socket (4).
(2) Before removing spindle and spider, place a
container under ball socket to catch falling
Be careful when hammering on
the spindle. If struck too hard the
spindle may crack.
(3) Remove spindle and spider. If spindle
binds, loosen it with light taps using a
(4) Turn ball socket to the straight ahead
position and remove axle shaft assembly