FRONT AXLE ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT (Cont).
Front axle assembly (10) is heavy, Use extreme caution, provide support,
and use assistance during installation. Failure to follow this warning may
result In serious injury to personnel or damage to front axle assembly.
All except M1009 front axle assembly (10) installation Is given.
M1009 front axle assembly (10) is secured to spring assembly (1) using
2 U bolts (9) on each side.
1. Pisutuib fribt axle assembly (10) on suitable jack and raise into position. Install 2 spacers (6)
on axle housing, alining holes in spacers with holes in axle housing and spring assembly (1)
center bolts. Loosely install 3 U bolts (9) with 8 washers (3), 6 nuts (4), and 2 bolts (5).
Install all nuts and bolts to uniform engagement on U bolts to retain and position anchor plate
All nuts (4) and bolts (5) must
assemblies (1) seat properly.
be tightened evanly to ensure that spring
Tighten all nuts (4) and bolts (5) in diagonal sequence to 25 Ib.-ft. (34 N.m). Using same
diagonal sequence, fully tighten all nuts and bolts to 150 Ib.-ft, (203 N.m).
Remove jack from front axle differential (8).
Connect front axle vent hose (7) to front axle differential (8) and tighten clamp.