4-53. REAR AXLE REPLACEMENT (Con't).
Axle is heavy and awkward to handle. Use caution, provide adequate support, and use
assistance during Installation. Failure to follow this warning may result In serious injury
Raise axle (1 O) with floor jacks to proper position. Nuts (17) of spring center bolts must seat in recess (15) of axle
On M348A2D only, install spacer block between the curbside axle spring seat and
Secure axle (10) to springs (18) using four U-bolts (12), eight new Iockwashers (1 ), and nuts (2), Torque nuts to
500 Ib.-ft. (678 Nm).
Install each backing plate (5) on axle (1 O) with ten screws (7) and new locknuts (8).
If removed, install two new wiper rings (16) on axle (10) using wiper ring replacer.
Connect each tube assembly (9) to tee (6) on backing plate (5) and multiple connector (1 1).