FRONT AXLE SHAFT MAINTENANCE.
This task covers:
c . Installation
b. Cleaning and Inspection
l Front axle spindle removed.
One universal joint repair kit
(See TM 9-2320-289-20)
One axle shaft seal
One spindle seal
l Dry cleaning solvent
(Item 23, Appendix B)
Grease (Item 36, Appendix B)
General Safety Instructions
l Dry cleaning solvent is flammable and must not be used near open flame. Use only in a
Remove front axle shaft assembly (1 and 7).
If not already removed, remove spindle seal (6), axle shaft seal (5), and bronze spacer (8)
from outer axle shaft (7). Discard seals.
Remove deflector (4).
Place front axle shaft assembly (1 and 7) over wooden blocks. Remove 4 retainer clips (10).
Press out 4 bearing cups (2) and remove universal joint (3), Separate outer axle shaft (7) from
inner axle shaft (1), Discard retainer clips, bearing cups (2), and universal joint (3).
CLEANING AND INSPECTION
Dry cleaning solvent P-D-680 is toxic and flammable. Always wear
protective goggles and gloves and use only in a well-ventilated area. Avoid
contact with skin, eyes, and clothes and DO NOT breathe vapors. DO NOT
use near open flame or excessive heat. The solvents flash point is
100°F-138°F (38°C-59°C). If you become dizzy while using cleaning
solvent, immediately get fresh air and medical help. If solvent contacts
eyes, immediately wash your eyes with water and get medical aid.
Clean inner and outer axle shafts with dry cleaning solvent.
Inspect inner and outer axle shafts for cracks, bends, or damaged splines. Replace if cracked,
bent, or if splines are damaged.
Position new universal joint (3) in outer axle shaft (7) yoke.