4-32. BENT AXLE CHECK.
THIS TASK COVERS
Bent Axle Check
Tool kit, general mechanic's
Axle alinement checked.
Wheels chocked, front and rear.
BENT AXLE CHECK
To ensure accurate measurements, dual wheel assemblies must have prop-
erly matched tires BEFORE proceeding with bent axle check (see para-
graph 1-11). Tires must also
be equally inflated
to 95 psi (655 kPa).
Raise affected axle on a level plane and support on jackstands with wheel 4-6 inches (10.2-
15.2 cm) off ground.
Scribe a vertical line with a horizontal crosshatch mark (3) on center tread of each outer tire
(1) at front. Rotate tires so that both crosshatch marks are equal height from ground. Marks
should be located level with frame hangers (4) while allowing clearance with underconstruc-
tion and frame members when measurements are taken.