4-48. RIM ALINEMENT.
THIS TASK COVERS
Rim Alinement Check
Tool kit, general mechanic's
a. RIM ALINEMENT CHECK
Place a suitable floor jack under axle in front of brake chamber and raise wheels clear of
ground. Support axle with a suitable jackstand.
Place block of wood (2) or other
rectangular object on surface be-
side tire (1). Rotate wheels.
Note variation, if any, in space be-
tween block of wood (2) and tire
(1) as wheels are rotated. If vari-
in. (4.8 mm),
perform RIM ALINEMENT (subpara-
Remove jackstand and lower axle.
b. RIM ALINEMENT
If rim alinement procedure does not correct misalinement, rim, wheel,
or drum may be damaged and must be removed for further inspection
Ensure that rim clamps (3) remain in proper position.
Optimum wheel nut torque is 250 lb.-ft. (339 Nm).
Loosen wheel nuts (4) where inward deviation is greatest and tighten on opposite side.