TRUCK SERVICE MANUAL
CLEANING AND INSPECTION
1. Clean All Parts -Use a suitable cleaning fluid. Allow
the parts to remain in the cleaner for some time to
loosen up any particles of grease or foreign matter.
Remove any burrs or rough spots from any
2. Needle Bearing -Do not disassemble.
Clean with a short stiff brush and blow out with
compressed air. Work a small quantity of lubricant
d. Remove the snap ring from the slip joint or yoke.
(See Operators Manual) into each needle bearing
Turn the joint over and remove the opposite snap
and turn the needle bearing on the trunnion to check
ring, Fig. 17.
wear. Replace if worn.
e. Tap the needle bearing until the opposite needle
3. Journal Cross -Because worn needle bearings used
bearing is free of the yoke, using a soft round drift
with a new journal cross or new needle bearings
(brass) with a flat face about 1/32" smaller than the
used with a worn journal cross will wear more rapidly
diameter of the hole in the yoke to prevent damage
(making another replacement necessary in a short
to the bearing, Fig. 18.
time), always replace the journal cross and four
f. Turn the yoke or joint over and tap on the exposed
needle bearings as a unit.
end of the journal or cross end to remove the
4. Journal and Bearing Kit -To facilitate replacement of
remaining needle bearing, Fig. 19.
journals and bearings, a journal and bearing kit is
available. The use of the kit insures having the
correct individual parts when required and saves
REASSEMBLY SOLID CROSS TYPE
Reassembling is merely a reversal of the foregoing
disassembling operations. On joints without a lubrication
fitting, repack the reservoir in the journal cross ends with
a good grade of lubricant (See Operators Manual).
Make sure the reservoirs in each trunnion are filled.
With the rollers in the race, fill the race, fill the race about
g. Remove the journal cross from the yoke. Tip the
cross as shown in Fig. 20 and lift it out of the yoke.