1. CLEAN AND INSPECT ALL PARTS.
a. When inspecting bearings, keep needles,
caps, and retainers together.
b. Replace parts that show excessive wear
or damage. If it is necessary to use a new
replaced. Do not mix new and used
bearings together. Replacement should
be made in sets of four.
1. INSTALL UNIVERSAL JOINT.
a. Insert needle bearing cap (1) into ear of
b. Place yoke in a vise and press needle
baring cap into proper position. (The
bearing cap has a highly polished surface
and care should be exercised not to mar
or scratch surface during installation
c. Remove yoke from vise and gently work
one arm of cross (3) into yoke (4) and
bearing cap (1).
d. Install opposite bearing cap (1) by hand
and line up cross (3) arm.
e. Place yoke in a vise and press needle
bearing cap (2) into yoke (4) and onto arm
of cross (3).
g. Repeat procedures outlined in Steps a
through f for installing remaining caps and
The cross must move freely in both
If the cross should bind,
2. INSTALL AXLE SHAFT AND UNIVERSAL JOINT IN
remove the cap and check for upset
f. With aid of a short plug, move the bearing caps past
snap ring groove, and insert snap rings (1) into grooves.
4. INSTALL WHEEL AND TIRE
(One with each bearing cap).
(REFER TO TM 5-3810-306-20.)
5. TEST FOR PROPER OPERATION.
END OF TASK