Axles No. 1 and No. 2 Maintenance Instructions (Cont)
Scrape dirt and old sealant from mounting surface (1) on axle housing (2).
Adhesives, solvents, and sealing compounds can burn easily, can give off harmful
vapors, and are harmful to skin and clothing. To avoid injury or death, keep away
from open fire and use in well-ventilated area. If adhesive, solvent, or sealing
compound gets on skin or clothing, wash immediately with soap and water.
Use drycleaning solvent to clean axle housing (2).
Use clean cloth to wipe dry.
Inspect mounting studs (3) for cracks, breaks, and damaged threads. Replace if damaged.
Inspect axle housing (2) for cracks or damage. Replace if damaged.
Keep out from under differential carrier. Serious injury may result if differential
carrier falls from lifting device.
There are two models of axle housings: Model A and Model B. The
differential carrier is mounted on Model A housing by two screws
and 10 studs and nuts. The differential carrier is mounted on Model
B housing by eight screws and four studs and nuts.
Do steps (1) through (7), (8), and (9) for Model A housing. Do
steps (1) through (6), (7.1) through (7.4), (8) and (9) for Model B
Attach lifting device to differential carrier (1).
Soldier A removes differential carrier (1) from stand while Soldier B
operates lifting device.