TM 9-2330-373-14 & P
5-7. AXLE ASSEMBLY (cont)
1. Clean mud and dirt from all exposed surfaces with water and stiff brush.
Cleaning solvent, used to clean parts, is potentially dangerous to personnel and
property. Do not use near open flame or excessive heat. Flash point of solvent is 138F
2. Remove grease from spindle of axle and wheel retaining parts with cleaning solvent (item 3, appendix E).
INSPECTION AND REPAIR
1. Check threads of axle spindle for wear, crossed threads, or other damage.
2. Using fine file, remove burrs, or hand chase threads if necessary.
3. Check for bent axle spindle. Indications of a bent axle spindle are binding bearings which cannot be adjusted
properly, and extremely uneven wear of brake linings. Replace defective axle spindle.
4. Check for damaged paint and repaint where necessary.
5. Check that axle meets requirements of repair standards listed in Repair Standards, table 5-2.
6. The repair and rebuild standards included herein give the minimum, maximum, and key clearance of new or rebuilt
parts. They also give wear limits which indicate that point to which a part or parts may be worn before
replacement, in order to give maximum service with minimum replacement.
7. Normally, all parts which have not been worn beyond the dimensions shown under wear-limits or damaged from
corrosion, will be approved for service. Points of measurement for repair standards are shown in the