TO WING A DISABLED M578 RECOVERY VEHICLECONTINUED
3 To disconnect final drives:
Remove six screws and washers (1)
securing saddle cap and seal (2).
Using a spanner wrench, unscrew
locknut (3) from output coupling (4);
a hammer and drift pin may be used
in an emergency.
Push locknut (3) back into final drive
Using pliers, remove retainer (6) from
groove in final drive shaft (7).
Using a screwdriver, remove final
drive shaft (7) from output coupling
(4) and push final drive shaft (7) into
final drive housing (5).
Retrieve locknut (3) from final drive
housing (5), place retainer (6) into in-
terior shoulder of locknut (3) and
screw locknut and retainer onto out-
put coupling (4).
Replace saddle cap and seal (2) and
secure with six screws and washers
Repeat steps 3a thru 3g to discon-
nect opposite final drive.
Replace and secure transmission
Use a tow bar when towing another vehicle. When final drives are
disconnected, you cant steer or brake.
Tow cables may be used to tow a disabled vehicle short distances
on fairly level terrain only when brakes are operational on the
disabled vehicle. When towing a vehicle in neutral, there is a
danger of towed vehicle overrunning towing vehicle.
Make sure tow cables are crossed to prevent damage to track.
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