Two axle housing breathers on the IHMEE must be routinely removed and cleaned. The breather for
the front axle is located near the top of the left-hand A-frame under the hood. The breather for the rear
axle is located on the chassis at the center rear of the vehicle behind the air tank.
Remove screw (1) from top of breather, protection cap (2), and
filter element (3).
To avoid personal injury, wear protective equipment when
using compressed air. Failure to comply may result in injury
or death to personnel.
Clean immediate area around front and rear breathers using
compressed air and a clean cloth.
Degreasing Solvent (MIL-PRF-680) is toxic and flammable. Keep away from heat or flame. Never
smoke when using solvent. The flashpoint for Type II Degreasing Solvent is 141 F (61 C). Wear
protective goggles, face shield, and gloves; use only in a well-ventilated area; avoid contact with
skin, eyes, and clothes; and do not breathe vapors. Failure to comply may result in injury or death
To avoid personal injury, wear protective equipment when using compressed air. Failure to comply
may result in injury or death to personnel.
Adhesives, solvents, and sealing compounds burn easily and give off vapors that are harmful to the
skin and clothing. To avoid injury or death, keep away from open fire when using these materials,
and use only in well-ventilated areas. If adhesives, solvents, or sealing compounds contact the skin
or clothing, wash immediately with soap and water, and rinse thoroughly. Failure to comply may
result in injury or death to personnel.
Wash filter element (3) in degreasing solvent and dry using compressed air and a clean cloth.
Inspect components for damage, deterioration, or blockages. Replace components as necessary.
Assemble filter element (3), protection cap (2), and screw (1).
Ensure threads of breather clean.
Apply sealing compound to threads.
Replace protection cap (2) and tighten screw (1) securely.