AXLE ASSEMBLY INSPECTION AND REPLACEMENT (Con't).
Remove four locknuts (2), four flat washers (7), and four capscrews (8) from top axle mounts. Discard
Remove four locknuts (2), four flat washers (7), and four capscrews (8) from side axle mounts. Discard
Carefully lower axle (10) and remove from trailer.
10. Check eight frame/axle mounting holes (9) for damage. If damaged, notify GS maintenance.
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.
Place axle (10) on hydraulic jack (6) and roll jack (axle) under trailer.
Raise axle (10) to frame and align eight axle mounting holes (9).
Before torquing top axle mount locknuts, ensure holes align in side axle mounts.
Install four capscrews (8), four flat washers (7), and four new locknuts (2) to top axle mounts. Tighten
nuts and torque to 130 ± 13 ft-lb (176 ± 18 Nom).
Install four capecrews (8), four flat washers (7), and four new locknuts (2) to side axle mounts. Tighten
nuts and torque to 142 ± 14 ft-lb (192 ± 19 Nm).
Install brakeshoes and backing plates (para 4-24).
Install hub/drum on axle (para 4-33).
Install wheel on hub/drum (para 4-32).
Install shock absorber (para 4-37).
Bleed hydraulic system (para 4-26).
Adjust service brakes (para 4-23).
Adjust handbrakes (para 2-14).