Raise the front/rear wheel off the ground.
Special Tool - Jack: 57001–1238
Spin the wheel lightly, and check for roughness or binding.
If roughness or binding is found, replace the hub bearings.
Inspect the wheel for small cracks, dents, bending, or
If there is any damage to the wheel, replace the wheel.
Remove the wheel, and support it without the tire by the
Measure the rim runout, radial [A] and axial [B], with a dial
If rim runout exceeds the service limit, check the hub bear-
If the problem is not due to the bearings, replace the
Never attempt to repair a damaged wheel. If there
is any damage besides wheel bearings, the wheel
must be replaced to insure safe operational condi-
Remove the front and rear axles.
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 (3.94 in.) [A]
apart, and set a dial gauge [B] on the axle at a point
halfway between the blocks. Turn [C] the axle to mea-
sure the runout. The difference between the highest and
lowest dial readings is the amount of runout.
If axle runout exceeds the service limit, replace the axle.
Axle Runout/100 mm (3.94 in.)
Remove the wheel.
Support the wheel so that it can be spun freely.
Spin the wheel lightly, and mark [A] the wheel at the top
when the wheel stops.
Repeat this procedure several times. If the wheel stops
of its own accord in various positions, it is well balanced.
If the wheel always stops in one position, adjust the wheel
0.5 mm (0.02 in.)
0.8 mm (0.03 in.)
0.05 mm (0.002 in.) or less
0.2 mm (0.01 in.)
WHEELS / TIRES 10-9