Rear Axle Removal.
The semitrailer frame and both axles must be firmly
supported to prevent shifting of the semitrailer.
S h i f t i n g may cause serious injury to personnel and
d a m a g e to equipment.
(1) Support both axles on each side and frame.
(4) Remove four nuts (1, figure 5-1), washers (2) and bolts (3). Repeat for
other side of axle.
(5) Remove four nuts (4), washers (5) and two u-bolts (6). Repeat for other
side of axle.
(6) Remove spring cap (7) from each side of axle. Slowly remove axle.
I f both axles are being removed, follow steps 1 through
6 to remove front axle.
( 7 ) Rernove t i r e s , w h e e l s , a i r b r a k e c h a m b e r s a n d s l a c k a d j u s t e r s ( s e e Chapter
A x l e replacement