DISASSEMBLY OF PLANETARY OUTER ENDS
Before starting the disassembly of either the planetary steering-type or planetary rigid-type axles, the following
procedure and precautions should be taken:
Jack up both ends of axle so that tires clear the ground. Due to the extreme weight of vehicles
under which planetary-type axles are used, the axle should then be blocked up under each spring seat to safely
support the weight and hold axle at this level. The jacks may then be removed to provide adequate working
space with no danger of axle end falling or shifting.
Remove the wheel nuts or rim lug nuts where employed.
Remove the tire and wheel or tire and rim where employed.
Rotate hub assembly so that the drainplug is at the bottom.
Remove the plug and drain lubricant.
Figure 2. Exploded View Illustrating the Conventional Arrangement
of Component Parts Used in Rigid Model Planetary Wheel Outer Ends