2 Universal joint
5 Drive shaft
Figure 10-3. Drive shaft, disassembly and reassembly.
Section III. FRONT DRIVE AXLE
10-10. Drive Axle, Removal and Disassembly
a. The front drive axle propels the front wheels and
provides motive force for the truck. It is connected to
(1) Refer to paragraph 2-28 and remove drive
the transmission by a drive shaft. The service brakes
axle from truck.
are attached to the drive axle.
(2) Refer to paragraph 7-2 and remove the
b. The transmission and torque converter are
drive wheel and bull gear.
directly coupled to the engine flywheel. An output shaft,
(3) Refer to TM 10-3930-630-12 and remove
at the lower front of the transmission, is secured to the
the axle shaft, spindle and brake dust shield.
parking brake drum. The drive shaft is connected at
(4) Refer to paragraph 9-2 and remove the
one end to the parking brake drum and at the other end
to the drive axle differential. Two axle shafts are
b. Disassembly. Disassemble the axle and axle
splined to the differential and extend out to the wheels.
shaft in numerical sequence as illustrated in 10-4.
The axle shafts engage the bull gears in the wheels and
rotate the wheels. Axle spindles support the wheels and
allow them to rotate on the wheel bearings.