FRONT AXLE SHAFTS REPLACEMENT - CONTINUED
REMOVAL - CONTINUED
Remove retaining ring (7) and gear (8) from axle shaft
CLEANING AND INSPECTION
Solvent cleaning compound MIL-PRF-680 Type III is an environmentally compliant and low toxic material.
However, it may be irritating to the eyes and skin. The use of protective gloves and goggles is sug-
gested. Use in well-ventilated areas. Keep away from open flames and other sources of ignition. Failure
to do so may result in injury or death to personnel.
Clean all removed components with cleaning compound and dry thoroughly.
Inspect axle shaft for cracks, bends or breaks.
Inspect gear for cracks or chipped or missing teeth.
Inspect retaining ring for distortion or other signs of damage.
Replace any damaged component.
Install gear (8) on axle shaft (6) with retaining ring (7).
Use extreme caution when handling heavy parts. Provide adequate support and use assistance during proce-
dure. Failure to follow this warning may result in injury to personnel.
Axle shaft weighs 53 lb (24 kg).
With assistance, install axle shaft (6) on final drive (1).
Coat new O-ring (5) with oil and install to cover (4).