9-7. Cleaning and Inspection
Refer to figure 9-2 and install the axle assembly.
a. Clean axle and parts with dry cleaning solvent
Note the following:
(fed. spec. P-D-680) and dry thoroughly.
a. Coat bearing surfaces of axle tube and split
bearings with grease.
b. Inspect axle tube, trailing arms, and spindles for
b. Check axle movement after installation. Axle
cracks, bent condition, and broken welds.
tube should pivot in the bearings without binding
c. Inspect spindle for scored or rough bearing and
and without any free play. Some resistance should be
felt when pivoting the tube.
oil seal surfaces. Check for damaged threads; clean
up as necessary.
d. Inspect axle tube bearing surfaces and split
bearings for wear and scored condition. Replace
f. Install hubs, drums, wheels and tires (para 4-57
damaged axle assembly and split bearings.