9-3. REAR AXLE ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT/REPAIR (CONT)
· Axle assembly weighs 1,550 lb
(703.07 kg). Attach suitable
lifting device prior to removal to
prevent possible injury to
· Do not raise frame off jackstands or
injury to personnel may result.
Use a floor jack to support weight of
rear axle assembly (6).
Remove axle pivot pin (9) from rear axle assembly (6).
Remove locknut (7) and screw (8) from axle pivot pin (9). Discard locknut.
Note the location and quantity of washer spacers during disassembly. Keep washer
spacers together as a set. Do not mix washer spacer sets.
Remove axle pivot pin (9) and washer spacers (10) from rear axle assembly (6).
Remove rear axle assembly (6) from vehicle frame.
Lower floor jack until top of axle housing is clear of frame and exhaust pipe. Carefully pull
jack supporting axle assembly from under vehicle while assistant holds axle assembly steady.
Support axle assembly using suitable stands or blocks.
Repair of axle assembly at Direct Support is limited to replacement of axle seals,
steering knuckle bushings, and pivot bushings.
Remove tie rod (Para 12-6).
Remove steering cylinders (TM 10-3930-673-20).
Remove rear planetary wheel ends (Para 9-6).
Remove rear differential carrier assembly and rear universal (cardan) steering joints
Remove drive wheel spindles (Para 12-3).