Section VIII. WHEELS AND HUB/BRAKEDRUM MAINTENANCE
WHEEL AND TIRE ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT.
This task covers:
Wheels chocked (para 2-8.1).
General mechanics tool kit
Common No. 1 shop set
Removing inflated tires could be dangerous to personnel. Removing the outer nuts that hold the rim
together while the tire assembly is inflated could result in injury or death. Remove only the inner
group of nuts when removing a wheel from the vehicle. Failure to follow this warning may result in
injury or death to personnel.
Loosen eight lug nuts (1) securing wheel (2) to hub/drum (3).
Ensure jack is positioned directly under the torsion arm, next to wheel being worked on. Injury to
personnel or damage to equipment may result. Do not place jack at any other location such as frame
rails. Failure to follow this warning may result in injury to personnel or damage to equipment
Remove wingscrew (5), lockwasher (6), rectangular washer (7), and jack spacer (8) from trailer frame (9).
Position jack spacer (8) and jack (4) under lower shock absorber mount (10).
Raise wheel (2) off ground using jack (4).
Remove eight loosened wheel lug nuts (1) on wheel (2). Remove wheel (2) from hub/drum (3).
Do not reuse a tire that has been run flat without thoroughly inspecting for damage. Failure to fol-
low these instructions may result in damage to equipment.