8-3. WHEEL REPLACEMENT
This task covers:
General Safety Instructions
General mechanics tool kit:
Always apply parking brake and chock opposite
automotive (Appendix B, item 1)
wheel before removing wheel.
Remove only the inner group of nuts when
removing a wheel from the vehicle.
Never mix radial tires and bias ply tires.
W A R N I NG
Always apply parking brake and chock opposite wheel before
removing wheel. Avoid removing wheel when vehicle is on
sloping terrain. Injury to personnel or damage to equipment may
Remove only the inner group of nuts when removing a wheel
from the vehicle. Removing the outer nuts which hold the rim
together while the assembly is inflated could result in serious
injury or death.
Radial and Bias ply tires should not be mixed on the same
vehicle. Injury to personnel or damage to equipment may result.
Check tire size designator on sidewall for tire construction
36 X 12.50-16 .5 LT-Bias ply
37 X 12.50R16.5LT-Radial
1. Lumen eight lug nuts (2), but do not remove.
2. Raise and support corner of vehicle (para. 8-2).
3. Remove eight lug nuts (2) securing wheel (1) to geared hub (3) and remove wheel (1).
Install lug nuts with fingers to full engagement. If nuts resist
finger tightening, discard nuts. Examine studs for damage and
replace if damaged (para. 6-14).
The radial tire is nondirectional and can be used in either position.
1. Install wheel (1) on geared hub (3) with eight lug nuts (2).
2. Remove support and lower corner of vehicle (para. 8-2).
3. Tighten eight lug nuts (2) to 90-110 lb-ft. (122-149 N m) in tightening sequence shown.