OVERHAUL OF AXLE ASSEMBLY
The instructions contained herein cover the
must be thoroughly cleaned to prevent the possibility of
disassembly and reassembly of the axle assembly in a
dirt and foreign matter entering the mechanism.
sequence that would normally be followed after the unit
has been re- moved from the machine and is to be
NOTE: Placing axles on steel horses facilitates
completely over- hauled.
disassembly and reassembly. Greater stability is gained
by resting axle mounting pads on horses so that axles
are inverted from normal operating positions.
CAUTION: Cleanliness is of extreme importance
Photographs showing this overhaul procedure were
and an absolute must in the repair and overhaul of this
taken with axle in inverted position.
unit. Before attempting any repairs, the exterior of the
DISASSEMBLY OF AXLE
3. Remove sun gear thrust cap (Fig. 31. Remove
Remove drain plugs from planetary housings
"O" ring from cap.
and from differential housing to drain axle (Fig.
NOTE: Some early versions of axle assemblies do
not have "O" ring feature in thrust cap.
Remove bolts and flat washers securing sun
gear thrust cap (Fig. 2).