Front axle assembly is very heavy and
awkward. Enlist the help of an aide
when removing from chassis to prevent
injury to personnel and damage to
Place floor jack under center of front axle
assembly (4). Raise floor jack until it meets front
Release front axle assembly (4) from forklift
chassis (5) by removing screws (6), nuts (7), and
axle retainers (8). Discard screws and nuts.
Lower floor jack. Pull front axle assembly (4) out
from side of chassis (5).
Clean front axle assembly in accordance with paragraph
Perform overall inspection of front axle assembly
components in accordance with paragraph 1-24.
Inspect all hydraulic fittings for evidence of
leakage. Tighten fittings as required.
Inspect for evidence of leakage at plugs.
Tighten plugs as required.
Inspect steering case pivot pins for evidence of
leakage. Check for signs of excessive wear and
evidence of rubbing.
Inspect tie rods for obvious damage. Ensure tie
rod ends are securely fastened. Tighten as