REAR AXLE REPLACEMENT (Continued).
It is suggested to mark one end of the torque rod tube relative to installation
location and orientation prior to removal of the torque rods to avoid possible
reversing of torque rod during reinstallation.
Remove the 5/8 in. NC bolt (7) and lock nut securing the rebound chain (8) to the right and
Using the dolly jack, lower the axle while an assistant balances the axle and pull the axle
out from under the trailer and place it on dunnage.
Place axle on dolly jack and position under trailer aligned with rear rubber springs.
Raise axle and connect rebound chains (8) to equalizing beams (9) with new
5/8 in. NC bolt (7) and locking nuts and torque nuts to 175 ft-lb (237 Nm).
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.
Connect torque rods (5) to spigots (6) on torque rod axle brackets, trailer suspension
towers and hanger frames.
Secure torque rods in position with spigot caps (3) and new 5/8 in. NC bolts (4) and locking