Insert the cotter pins [A] through the torque link bolts [B] and spread
Insert the cotter pin through the axle nut to rear axle and spread its
Drive Chain Slack (see Final Drive chapter)
Brake Pedal Free Play (see Brakes chapter)
Place the jack under the frame so that the front/rear wheel is raised
off the ground.
Special Tool -
Spin the wheel lightly, and check for roughness or binding.
If roughness or binding is found, replace the hub bearings.
Visually inspect the front and rear axles for damage.
If axle damaged or bent, replace it.
Spoke Tightness Inspection
Refer to Spoke Tightness Inspection in the Periodic Maintenance
Rim Runout Inspection
Refer to Rim Runout Inspection in the Periodic Maintenance Chapter.
Visually inspect the front and rear axle for damages.
If the axle is damaged or bent, replace it.
Place the axle in V blocks that are 100 mm (Rear Axle: 110 mm) [A]
apart, and set a dial gauge on the axle at a point halfway between
Turn the axle to measure the runout. The difference between the
highest and lowest dial readings is the amount of runout.
If runout exceeds the service limit, replace the axle.
Axle Runout/100 mm (Rear Axle: 110 mm)
WHEELS / TIRES 9-7