TRUCK SERVICE MANUAL
Make sure cross tube seals assemblies are
seated in equalizer beam center sleeves
(bronzed bushed models only).
Tighten saddle cap nuts to specified torque (see
Install pipe plugs in ends of beam center sleeves
NOTE: Saddle cap nuts were not tightened
or plug vent holes with sealing compound
(Permatex No. 1 or equivalent).
connecting of equalizer beams to axle housings.
Therefore, nuts must be tightened after beams
Installing Axle Assemblies
are connected to axles.
Position axle assemblies under chassis frame.
The cross center tube (44) is free to rotate or
float in the bushing assemblies (47) at each side.
Connect ends of equalizer beams to axle
However, in some cases where the vehicle has
housing hanger brackets:
been operating in mud or perhaps water, the
cross center tube may be found fast. Whether it
(Tube Type Beam End Mounting)
is loose or fast will have no effect upon its
purpose. The function of the tube is to assure
Apply a light coat of waterproof grease
alignment between the left and right equalizer
(Lubriplate 110 or equivalent) to outer diameter
of end tubes.
The saddle caps serve to secure sleeve with
Align the beam end bushings with hanger
bushing (47). The clamping effect of the caps
brackets and insert end tubes. Center tubes in
against the sleeve and bushing has no effect
bushings so that ends of tubes are equidistant
upon the movement of the cross center tube.
from outer faces of hanger brackets.
Connect torque rods to axle housings and frame
Install end tube nuts. Make sure nuts are
brackets. Tighten stud nuts to specified torque
properly threaded on tubes. Tighten nuts evenly
(see "Torque Chart").
to specified torque (see "Torque Chart").
Install wheels and tires.
shafts, brake lines, interaxle lock control linkage
or piping, etc.
bleed brake system and check for leaks. On
vehicles with air brakes, check brake piping for