Section VIII. FRONT AXLE MAINTENANCE
Front Axle Assembly Replacement
Steering Cylinder Replacement
Steering Cylinder Repair
FRONT AXLE ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT
This task covers: Removal, Cleaning, Inspection, and Installation
Tools and Test Equipment:
General Mechanics Tool Kit (1, App. E)
Front drive shaft removed
Torque Wrench (34, App. E)
(para. 2-99, Step 3)
Floor Jack (48, App. E)
Jack Stands (8, App. E) (4 ea.)
(para. 2-112, Steps 4 and 8)
Steering lines disconnected
Materials / Parts:
(para. 2-119, Step 2)
Screw, Item 6 (8 ea.)
Nut, Item 7 (8 ea.)
Place two jack stands under rear lifting eyes to
stabilize forklift during front axle removal.
Loosen but do not remove lug nuts (1).
Place floor jack under front of unit, centered on
chassis. Raise unit approximately 12 inches
and install two jack stands under chassis. Place
one jack stand under mast mounting clevis on
left side. Place second jack stand under frame
rail on the right side, as near the directional
control valve as possible. Remove floor jack.
Remove wheels (2) from axle planet gears (3) by
removing lug nuts (1).