FRONT AND MIDDLE AXLE REPLACEMENT (Continued).
Use only new Chalmers approved 5/8 in. NC bolts and nuts for the torque rod
to joint fasteners. Do not re-use or use other fasteners. To do so may lead to
fastener failure and consequent loss of vehicle control resulting serious
injury or death.
If previously removed, replace the tower metal plug caps.
With aid of an assistant, install tire and wheel assemblies and torque lug nuts to 450 to 500
ft-lb (610.2 to 678 Nm) in accordance with lug nut tightening sequence. Be sure that the
valve stem is opposite (180) from the inner valve stem.
Check alignment of tire assembly by placing a block of wood or other object on the ground
at the side of the tire and rotate the wheel. If the distance between the block of wood and
the tire varies by more than 1/8 in. (.32cm), the tire assembly is not properly mounted. To
correct loosen the nut on the side with the greatest deviation and tighten the nuts on the
opposite side. Recheck the torque and the alignment.