BRAKES AND REAR WHEEL ASSEMBLY
NOTE: The flat machined part of the axle is
b. Lower the frame so that the hole in the
mount and the axle line up.
c. Grease and install the thrust washers
between the axle and the mounts (see figure
d. Grease the pin and install it making sure
that it does not bind and damage the
and torque them to 80 ft.-lbs. (11.06 kg-m)
brake lines unless the wheel assembly
is rolled away from the unit.
c. Remove the pin retaining capscrews and
d. Raise the frame high enough so that the
axle will clear the mount. Remove the thrust
washers and roll out the wheel assembly
toward the hitch.
CAUTION: The axle may turn with the wheels
as the wheels roll. This can sever
the brake tube if it was not
disconnected from the hose.
10-26. CLEANING AND INSPECTION.
a. Inspect the bushings for cuts. If they have
to be replaced, drive the old bushings out and
REMOVAL OF WHEEL BRAKES.
the new bushings in with a round of the same
diameter as the bushing and a hammer. Lube
NOTE: To work on the outer brake alone, only
the inside of the hole before installing the
t h e outboard wheel needs to be
removed. To service the inner brake
assembly, the whole wheel assembly
b. Inspect the thrust washers for wear.
has to be removed as described under
OUTSIDE REAR WHEELS - Removal.
a. Remove the wheel nuts and the wheel.
a. Jack up the rear unit far enough that the
b. Remove the brake lines.
rear axle will clear the mount when the wheel
assembly is rolled in place from the hitch side
of the rear frame.
c. Remove the grease cap, cotter pin, wheel