Front axle assembly is very heavy and
awkward. Enlist the help of an aide
when installing onto chassis to prevent
injury to personnel and damage to
Place front axle assembly (4) under chassis (5)
and center on top of floor jack.
Connect right hand steering hose to front axle
Raise floor jack until front axle assembly (4)
mates with chassis mounts. Position axle so
that inside of chassis mount is 12.38 inches from
centerline of axle.
When securing front axle assembly, rear
chassis. Remaining three screws install
Secure front axle assembly to chassis (5) using
new screws (6), new nuts (7), and axle retainers
(8). Torque screws in two steps, first to 250 ft-
lbs, then to 420 ft-lbs.
Connect brake lines to front axle in accordance
with paragraph 2-112, Steps 10 and 11.
Install wheels (2) onto planet gear carriers (3).
Install lug nuts (1) and tighten.
Raise unit and remove front jack stands. Lower
unit. Torque lug nuts (1) in a criss-cross
pattern to 300 ft-lbs (407 Nm).
Remove rear jack stands.
Install front drive shaft (para. 2-99)
Connect steering lines (para. 2-119)
Bleed brake lines (para. 2-102)
END OF TASK