(4) Towing truck with rear wheels off ground.
The truck should be towed backward only after other methods have proven
(a) Disconnect transfer to front axle propeller shaft as described in para 2-l3c(2).
(b) Secure disconnected end of propeller shaft to truck frame. Store removed nuts and
bolts in map compartment.
(c) Place front wheels in straight forward position, and lash steering wheel with rope, to
outside mirror bracket or similar sturdy fixture.
(5) Unlocking transfer overrunning clutch.
Sometimes a condition will exist where the truck can be towed in one direction
only. This condition is caused by the front axle being locked through the
overrunning clutch for one direction. Towing in that direction will cause the front
wheels to skid. This condition can be corrected by unlocking the overrunning
(a) Jack up one front wheel to relieve front axle of any binding torque load.
(b) Open draincock (1) located on
underside of air reservoir to bleed air system
of all pressure and allow overrunning clutch
in transfer to return to neutral.
(c) Close draincock (1) after air
system pressure is relieved and lower front
wheel. The front wheels should now run free
in either direction.