REAR AXLE DRIVE PINION AND BEARINGS MAINTENANCE (ALL EXCEPT
This task covers:
d. Assembly and Preload
c. Cleaning and Inspection
e. Installation and Pinion
l Rear propeller shaft disconnected from
pinion flange. (See TM 9-2320-289-20)
Rear axle differential removed.
(See paragraph 6-15)
l Drive handle, J-8092
l Flange holder and remover
l Torque wrench
l TM 9-214
General Safety Instructions
One flange nut
One oil seal
Dry cleaning solvent
(Item 23, Appendix B)
(Item 37, Appendix B)
Gear lubricating oil
(Item 44, Appendix B)
l Dry cleaning solvent is flammable and must not be used near open flame, Use only in a
Compressed air used for cleaning purposes should never exceed 30 psi (207 kPa).
a . R E M O V A L
It may be necessary to tap on pilot
end of drive pinion to help free
assembly from housing (6).
Remove 6 bolts (5) and Iockwashers
securing retainer (1) to housing (6).
Remove retainer and drive pinion
assembly from housing. Discard
retainer (1) and housing (6). Measure
thickness of shim and record, If shim
is undamaged, save for installation.