Axle Shaft removal for towing FMTV

m-35tom

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In addition to that , if it runs just start the engine for a couple minutes to lube the trans and tow again. I seriously question going 100 miles, more like 30 miles as I recall.
 

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are they easy to pop back in? I'm considering having my LMTV towed a few miles to get it off base then driving it home because they wont let you drive it off the lot
Very easy, at least mine were. pulled them out then towed my 1078 three and a half hours home, popped them right back in, topped of differential oil and good to go.
 

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I bought an M1078 from a guy three hours away for my towing business. I may have a bit of an unfair advantage owning my own tow truck and I own a bobbed M925 but I am new to these trucks and I researched here how to pull the axles so I could tow mine home. The information made it a breeze. I took a big pipe wrench, a 4" long 3/8-16 bolt. and a drain pan we use for pulling axles on semis with me and was shocked at just how easy this was to get the axles out of, and it was just as easy to get them back in. literally 10 minutes on each end. I'm used to having to use a sledge hammer to get axles loose sometimes. It was so easy I was thinking to myself "ok, what's the catch". Now I only pulled the rear axles because I was able to lift the front off the ground but I will say that if you plan to flat tow one make sure you have a stout vehicle with GOOD brakes. This is my 16 ton work horse, I was able to tie into the air system to release the brakes and actually use the rears that were on the ground to help slow down when needed, this truck is a beast but I could definitely tell the 1078 was back there. Thanks for the info ya'llm1078.jpg
 

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Does the transfer case have a neutral, so it does not turn the Allison from the rear end?
 

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no it is a planetary differential, always active
Then even though it is turning the output of the Allison and the back end of the tranny, it is not turning the engine side with the pump to stay properly lubed. With no pressure, the Allison may not know what clutch to engage. Maybe it could try to go into two gears at once... just speculating.

Myself, I like the idea of taking the axle shafts out and only turn wheel bearings.
 

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do not over complicate this. allison says you can flat tow it for 30 miles at 30 mph. I am sure they left plenty of room in this. also with no pressure how can any clutch engage?
 
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