11-2. AXLE ASSEMBLIES SERVICE
This Task Covers:
a. Checking Axle Oil Level
b. Adding Oil to Axle
c. Cleaning Axle Vent Hose
Tools and Special Tools
Gear Oil (Item 22, Appendix C)
Tool Kit, General Mechanic's: Automotive
Container, 5 gal (19 l) capacity
(Item 18, Appendix F)
a. Checking Axle Oil Level.
Front and rear axles are serviced the same
Check oil level of axle (1) and add oil if necessary.
Remove oil level check plug (2) from axle
Check that oil level is up to bottom of
check plug hole. If not, add oil as
described in Step b. below.
b. Adding Oil to Axle.
Add oil to axle (1).
Slowly add new oil to axle (1) through
check plug hole until oil begins to flow
back out of hole.
Recheck oil level and add more oil until oil
level is up to bottom of check plug hole.
Install oil level check plug (2) in axle (1).
If necessary, drain and refill axle (1) with oil.
Place suitable container under axle drain plug (3).
Remove axle drain plug (3) from bottom of axle (1) and allow oil to drain completely.
Install axle drain plug (3) in axle (1).
Add oil to axle (1) as described in Steps (1) through (2) above.