Welding machine Welder tool kit
Personnel: 2 required
If an axle is to be removed for replacement or repair, remove axle and suspension
together, and disassemble after removal.
(2) Use a suitable lifting device to lift trailer and relax spring tension.
(4) Roll rear axle assembly with wheel and suspension from underneath trailer.
(1) Jack up axle assembly and place on jack stands.
c. Cleaning. Clean axle thoroughly, using a brush and water to remove mud, and cleaning
compound to remove grease and oil. Wipe off.
d. Inspection. Inspect axle for cracks, breaks, broken or distorted brackets (1) and pads (2),
corrosion and other damage.
(1) Straighten distorted air brake chamber brackets (1) and spring mounting pads (2) if
possible. If brackets or pads cannot be straightened, the axle must be replaced.
(2) Repair broken welds.
(3) Repaint the axle.