IV. STEERABLE DRIVE END DISASSEMBLY
General Precautions for Disassembly
IMPORTANT: READ THIS SECTION BEFORE
STARTING THE DISASSEMBLY PR OCEDURES
Follow each procedure closely in each section,
making use of both text and pictures.
The outside of the unit should be carefully
cleaned before starting the disassembly. If
steam cleaning, ensure that breather and air
fittings are covered to prevent water from
Cleanliness - Provide a clean place to work. It is
important that no dirt or foreign material enters
the unit during repairs.
Refer to the Exploded Views located in the parts
section as a guide to disassembly.
Assemblies - When disassembling the various
assemblies, lay all parts on a clean bench in the
same sequence as removed. This procedure
possibility of losing parts.
Bearings - Carefully wash and relubricate all
bearings as removed and protectively wrap until
ready for use. Remove bearings with pullers
designed for this purpose, or in manner which
will not damage those bearings that will be
When necessary to apply a force to remove a
part, use of a puller or press would be
preferred. However, sometimes it may be
necessary to use a soft hammer or bar.
Hub, Drum and Wheel Bearing Disassembly
Raise the front of the vehicle with a jack and
secure vehicle with jackstands of suitable
Remove front wheels from vehicle.
Remove the brake drum. (Disc wheel style hubs
With the end turned to full steering lock remove
the bolt and washer retaining the outer drive
yoke. (See fig. 14).
Remove the nuts from the outer axle shaft drive
The flange should be loose enough to remove by
hand. If not, use suitable bolts in the extractor
holes to remove the outer axle shaft. (See fig.
Note: If oil is used for wheel bearing lubrication,
care should be exercised to protect brake
Remove the wheel bearing lock nut (See fig. 16)
and lockwasher from spindle. Loosen wheel
bearing adjusting nut.
Rock hub lightly to loosen the outer wheel
bearing cone. Remove the cone and protect it
from dirt. If wheel bearings are oil lubricated,
some oil may fall on the brake shoe when the
hub is removed in the next step, unless suitable
protection is used.