REMOVE PLANETARY SPIDER ASSEMBLY
A. Before disassembly match mark the spider and
wheel hub for identification of correct alignment
when reassembling. Use a punch and hammer and
mark both parts on the outer diameter.
B. Remove the planetary spider to hub capscrews or nuts and washers.
C. Pull the planetary spider assembly from the wheel hub and set it on a bench, flange side down.
NOTE: The adhesive effect of the liquid gasket material may necessitate the use of the pry bar
slots provided in some models to assist In loosening the spider. If there are no pry bar slots
break the spider loose from the hub by striking it with a rawhide mallet.
DISASSEMBLE PLANETARY SPIDER ASSEMBLY
A. Remove the set screws holding the planet pins in the spider. Set screws are located at small diameter ends of pins.
B. Support the spider assembly in a press, flange side down. Block up as required. To avoid damaging the pins place a
block of wood under the press to cushion the pins as they are pressed out. Press the planet pins out through the
If a press is not available use a brass drift and mallet to tap out the pins.
Do not strike planet pins directly with a steel hammer as eye injury or damage to parts could
C. Remove the planet gears and thrust washers from the spider.
TYPICAL PLANETARY WHEEL END WITH INTEGRAL PLANETARY SPIDER AND COVER