5-5. AXLE MAINTENANCE (Cont).
Remove eight nuts (5), Iockwashers (4), and bolts (3) which secure two upper torque rod brackets (13) and
bracket plate (10) to axle (7). Remove torque rod brackets and bracket plates from axle. Discard Iockwashers.
Remove brakeshoe assemblies (para 4-38).
CLEANING, INSPECTION, AND REPAIR
Dry cleaning solvent, P-D-680, Is toxic and flammable. Always wear protective goggles
and gloves, and use only in a well-ventilated area. Avoid contact with skin, eyes, and
clothes, and DO NOT breathe vapors. DO NOT use near open frame or excessive heat.
The solvent's flash point is 100°F-138°F (38°C-59°C). if you become dizzy while
using cleaning solvent, immediately get fresh air and medical help. if solvent contacts
eyes, immediately wash your eyes and get medical aid.
Clean all exposed parts with dry cleaning solvent.
inspect for broken or cracked bracket plates, spring guide bracket assemblies, and torque rod brackets.
Replace broken or cracked parts.