Article 927 - Axle Shaft, Failure in Service

TSB #49 - November 4, 1966
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Investigation has shown that use of an acetylene torch to remove the bearing retainer rings from the rear axle shaft usually weakens the metal and causes axle shaft failure.

Therefore, it is imperative that the axle shaft bearing replacement procedure detailed in Group 4 of the shop manual be adhered to.