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TM 9-2330-380-14&P
Section II. AXLE ASSEMBLY MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
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General ............................................................................................................................. 5-2
AxleAssemblyMaintenance ............................................................................................... 5-2
5-5. General
Generally, axle assemblies will not be removed unless inspection shows a need for repair or replacement.
For inspection purposes, remove wheels (para. 3-4) and hub and brake drums (para. 4-48 (XM1063
or para. 4-49 (M129A4)).
5-6. Axle Assembly Maintenance
This task covers:
a. Removal
b. Cleaning
c. Inspection and repair
d. New axle assembly
e. Installation
Initial Setup:
Tools/Test Equipment:
EquipmentConditions:
General Mechanic's Tool Kit (item 1, Appendix B)
Air reservoir drain cocks open (para. 2-14).
Automotive Shop Set (item 2, Appendix B)
Wheels removed (para. 3-4)
Hubs and brake drums removed (para. 4-52)
(XM1063) or para. 4-53 (M129A4)
Materials/Supplies:
Dry cleaning solvent (item 3, Appendix E)
Slack adjuster removed with yoke pin
Brush (item 15, Appendix E)
(XM1063) (para. 4-50)
Brake air chambers removed (para. 4-46)
Personnel Required: Two
WARNING
Weight of semitrailer must be supported by leveling jacks or by blocking or support stands placed
under rear corners of frame throughout operation.
a. Removal.
1. Position semitrailer on level surface with front end resting on landing gear legs.
2. Extend leveling jack legs enough to contact ground and provide support during removal and
installation operations.
3. Support axles with jacks.
4. Remove two nuts (1) and four washers (2) from each axle U-bolt (3) and remove U-bolts.
5. Lower axle assembly and remove from under semitrailer.



 


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