AXLE ASSEMBLY INSPECTION AND REPLACEMENT (Con't).
DO NOT handle brakeshoes, brakedrums, or other brake components unless area
has been properly cleaned. There maybe asbestos dust on these components that can
be dangerous if you touch it or breathe it. Wear an approved filter mask and gloves.
NEVER use compressed air or a dry brush to clean brake components. Dust may be
removed using an industrial-type vacuum cleaner. Clean dust or mud away from
brake components with water and a wet, soft brush or cloth. Failure to follow this
warning may result in serious illness or death to personnel.
A scissor jack is used for raising and lowering and is NOT used to support the vehicle.
Never work under vehicle unless wheels are chocked and it is properly supported.
Failure to follow this warning may result in injury to personnel or damage to equip-
ment if vehicle suddenly shifts or moves.
Place trailer on jack stands on all four corners.
Remove wheels (para 4-32).
Remove hubs/drums (para 4-33).
Remove brakeshoes and backing plates (para 4-24).
Remove shock absorbers (para 4-37).
Position floor jack (6) under rear of trailer and place jack saddle under middle of axle (10).
Axle handling is normally a two-person task. A third person may be required. The axle
weight is 190 pounds. Use caution when handling the axle. Failure to follow this warn-
ing could result in injury to personnel or damage to equipment.