b. Inspect the rim assembly for cracks, breaks, or
a. Remove air from tire. Using a suitable pneumatic
c. Replace all packing.
tire tool, break tire (5) from the rim.
d. Replace all defective parts.
b. Remove slide rings (1) and locking ring (2).
Remove bead seat band (3) and packing (4). Remove
16-5. Reassembly and Installation
c. If necessary, remove cap (6) and valve core (7).
a. Refer to figure 16-1. Assemble valve stem parts (6
Then remove lock nut (8), packing (9) and (10), and
through 11) on rim (12).
remove extension (11) from wheel (12).
b. Install tire (5) on the rim. Install new packing (4)
on bend seat band (3) and install seat band (3) on the
16-4. Cleaning, Inspection and Repair
c. Install locking ring (2) and slide rings (1). Inflate
a. Clean all metal parts with cleaning solvent,
tire to 50 psi.
Federal Specification P-D-680, or equivalent, before
d. Install wheel assembly on the axle as described in
inspection. Be sure all seating surfaces are clean and
free of rust.
DRIVE STEER AXLES
b. Clean the exterior of the assembly thoroughly to
prevent dirt and foreign materials from entering the
Both front and rear axles are combination drive and
steer types. Power is delivered to the wheels through
c. Place the assembly on suitable steel horses, in an
the differential and axle shafts. The front axle may be
inverted position, to facilitate disassembly.
disengaged to rotate freely by the operator. The front
axle uses a conventional differential unit. The rear
axle is equipped with a "no spin" differential unit for
a. Refer to figure 16-2 and remove drain plugs (1)
and (2) to drain axle. Remove tie rod nuts (3), bolts (4),
and tie rod (5). Remove lubrication fitting (6). Press
bushings (7) from tie rods.
a. Refer to paragraph 12-8 and remove the axle as-
sembly from the carrier.