WHEEL AND TIRE MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS - CONTINUED
WHEEL AND TIRE ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT - CONTINUED
Use caution when lifting or handling wheel and tire assembly. It is heavy and
could cause injury if improperly lifted or if it falls on you.
Wheel center hole and hub pilot have close tolerances. If wheel is not kept
square to hub, it could bind during installation and damage stud threads or
pilot pads. Keep wheel square to hub during installation.
Before installing wheels, ensure that drum is positioned on raised step of pilot
pad. One of hub pilot pads must be at top location. To help keep drum in
place, it may be necessary to adjust brakes before installing wheels.
Place one pilot pad in top-center position and position wheel assembly (inner wheel
assembly of rear axles) on hub using care not to allow assembly to drop on or drag
across stud threads.
Install wheel assembly so that balance weight(s) on wheels are 180o opposite
of balance weight(s) on brake drum. If this causes valve stems to be in the
same wheel hole on rear wheel assemblies, mount outer wheel so that outer
wheel balance weight(s) are on same side as brake drum balance weight(s).
On rear axles, mount outer wheel against inner wheel in accordance with step c.
Ensure that pilot pad is still centered at top.
On both sides of vehicle, wheel lug nuts have right-hand threads. DO NOT
attempt to install a similar size SAE nut on a stud. Failure to follow this cau-
tion will result in damage to stud and nut.
Install and handtighten wheel lug nuts on top and bottom studs.
Install and handtighten eight wheel lug nuts on remaining studs.
Lower and remove jack.