Axles No. 1 and No. 2 Maintenance Instructions (Cont)
Remove filler plug (65) from
differential carrier (3).
Remove two screws (66),
lockwashers (67), and cover (66).
Remove two expansion plugs (69).
Clean all metal parts with drycleaning solvent.
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
If differential carrier housing must be replaced, the new housing will come as
part of a kit. This kit will contain parts not required in this application. Refer to
TM 9-2320-279-24P for proper identification of parts.
Compressed air used for cleaning purposes will not exceed 30 psi (207 kPa). Use
only with effective chip guarding and personal protective equipment, goggles,
shield, and gloves.
Use clean, lint-free cloth or compressed air to dry all metal parts, except bearings.
Allow bearings to air dry.
Scrape old sealant from carrier.
Inspect all metal parts for breaks, cracks, and sharp edges.
Inspect machined parts for nicks and burrs.
If support bearing is bad, replace support bearing race (para 9-9).
Inspect bearings for loose rollers and cracked or broken races.
Coat bearings with lubricating oil.
Replace differential and output shaft bushings.
If pinion or ring gear is bad, replace both as a matched set.
Inspect dowel pins for breaks or cracks. Replace if damaged.