KEY to figure 8-1:
2. Horn button
Refer to figure 8-1 and reassemble the steering
gear. Note the following:
If the sleeve bearing (43) was removed,
9. Steering handwheel
position the new bearing on the housing and tap into
place using a light hammer and a soft wooden block.
Install the retainer (42).
Insert the ferrule (38) into the shaft assembly
(28); pass the cable assembly (37) down through the
Connector assembly 37.
ferrule and out the opening provided in the side of the
shaft assembly. Solder the cable assembly end to the
collar on the shaft. Press the bearing cup (41) into the
housing assembly 445). Insert the shaft assembly into
the housing assembly. Make sure the nut on the threads
of the shaft is centered before installing the shaft.
Turn the adjuster (31) loosely into the cover
(26); turn the nut (30) loosely onto the adjuster.
Shaft and gear assembly
Lubricate the bearing cone (29) with light oil. Position
the bearing cone in the adjuster. Position the new gasket
(27) and assembled cover on the housing; secure in
place using the bolts (24) and lockwashers (25).
Dry cleaning solvent, P-D-680, used to clean
Insert the lash adjuster (19) into the end of the
parts is potentially dangerous to personnel and
shaft and gear assembly (23) using a shim (20) that
property. Avoid repeated and prolonged skin
allows it to turn, but does not allow any end play. Position
contact. Do not use near open flame or
the cover (18), with bearing (22) installed, on the lash
excessive heat. Flash point of solvent is 100° F.
adjuster; with a screwdriver inserted through the
- 138° F. (39° C. - 59° C.).
threaded hole in the cover, turn the lash adjuster into the
cover as far as possible.
Cleaning and Inspection
Lightly oil the gear teeth on the shaft and gear
assembly (23). Place a new gasket (21) on the cover and
Clean all parts of the steering gear in solvent,
position the cover on the housing, being careful to
Federal Specification P-D-680; dry with compressed air.
engage the teeth on the shaft and gear assembly (23)
Inspect all bearings for cracks, binding, rough
with those of the nut on the shaft assembly (28). Secure
operation, flat spots, wear, or other damage; replace
with three bolts (16) and lockwashers (17). Turn the nut
(15) onto the lash adjuster.
Inspect the housing for cracks, breaks,
Position the adapter (36), bearing assembly
distortion, stripped threads, or other defects; retap
(34), retaining washer (35), spring retainer (33) and
threads as necessary. Replace housing if damaged.
spring (32) over the shaft assembly and into the housing
Inspect the sleeve bearing (22) in the cover
assembly. Position the steering handwheel (9) on the
(18) for wear, burrs, or scoring; replace if the bearing is
shaft assembly and secure with the nut (8).
Position the retainer (7) in the steering
Turn the ball nut slowly up and down the full
handwheel and under the horn contact; secure with the
length of the worm gear on the shaft assembly and
three screws (6). Place the cap (5) over the horn contact,
check for flat spots, rough operation, binding, wear or
and position the spring (4) and cup (3) on the retainer
other damage; replace a damaged shaft assembly.
over the cap. Place the horn button (2) into the steering
Inspect the shaft and gear assembly for
handwheel so that its locking devices are alongside the
scoring, nicks, or worn teeth; replace the shaft and gear
retainer locking devices. Insert two small screw-drivers
assembly if damaged.
into opposite slots in the horn button; press down and
Inspect the springs for distortion, loss of
turn the horn button clockwise until it is engaged.
tension, or other damage; replace the springs if
Discard all gaskets, preformed packings, and