Axle Assemblies

Shipping Guide

Part Preparation & Shipping Guidelines

1. Inspect

    1. Ensure stock # markings on rear are correct and matching across entire unit with the work order
    2. Confirm interchange description on work order matches the part and any special instructions have been completed
    3. Assembly includes:
      1. 4x4 Front Axle FWD
        1. Differential housing & all internally lubricated parts
        2. Axle and axle tubes
        3. Spindle
        4. Knuckle assemblies
        5. Control Arms
        6. Sway bars
      2. 4x4 Front Axle Carrier type
        1. Carrier Case and all internally lubricated parts
      3. Rear axle assembly
        1. Housing and internally lubricated parts
        2. Axle and axle tubes
        3. Attached sway bars
        4. Brake backing plates
    4. Inspect the axle, keeping an eye out for any defects which would require the supervisor or salesman be notified:
      1. Bends in the beam
      2. Bent or broken brackets
      3. Advanced corrosion of parts critical to functionality / installation
    5. Remove the axle cover to drain all oil, and proceed with the following defect checks:
      1. No discolored or mixed oil 
      2. No distinct “burnt” smell
      3. No presence of metal debris
      4. If possible, spin the axle link to ensure no grinding/lockups
      5. No extensive pitting of pinion/ring gears
    6. Clean the cover and replace

2. Prepare

    1. If painting the unit:
      1. Ensure its completely descaled prior to spraying
      2. Ensure its dry prior to spraying
      3. Use low gloss black paint only
      4. Re-apply stock numbers immediately after drying is complete
    2. Remove all unnecessary brake/fluid lines that will have to be replaced
    3. Plug any critical openings to prevent moisture from getting inside unit
    4. Ensure drums or rotors are secured to the axle by tightening at least one lug

3. Clean

    1. Pressure-wash the entire unit to remove any oil or grease. Team PRP recommends using a hot pressure washer, commercial degreaser or non-heated pressure washer or a combination of these to properly wash the transmission
    2. Complete a final check for cracks or breaks that might have gone unnoticed prior to cleaning

4. Tagging and Identification 

    1. Ensure the correct stock number is visible on the beam and axle pan
      1. Write “O/I” on pan to indicate inspection was completed
    2. Use wire or zip tie to secure the Team Team PRP warranty and drain warning

5. Shipping

    1. Use one of the following Team PRP standard pallets:
      1. Small Rear End - 64x20
      2. Large Rear End - 72x24
    2. If the rear axle is oversized or uncommon in shape, pallet reinforcement / alteration is recommended to ensure stabilization during transportation
    3. Use no fewer than two banding straps to secure the unit
      1. Ensure straps are not tightened over any critical fragile exterior components like plugs or sensors that may break when pressure is applied

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