At operating temperature, final drive fluid is hot. Allow final drive to cool before removing
any transmission components.
To prevent injury to personnel, wear protective eye covering and gloves.
Final drive fluid can be very slippery. Immediately wipe up any spills.
Failure to follow these warnings may result in injury or death to personnel.
Care must be taken to ensure that fluids are contained during performance of inspection,
maintenance, testing, adjusting and repair of the product. Be prepared to collect the fluid
with suitable containers before opening any compartment or disassembling any
component containing fluids.
Use a container to catch any fluid that may drain from system. Dispose of fluid IAW local
policy and ordinances. Ensure all spills are cleaned up.
Use extreme caution when handling heavy parts. Provide adequate support and use
assistance during procedure. Failure to follow this warning may result in injury or death to
This procedure removes one front axle shaft. Repeat this procedure for remaining axle
Final drive cover weighs approximately 45 lb (20 kg).