Section III. REAR (STEER) AXLE
the hole in the pin with the hole in the steering knuckle.
Drive in the draw key (41 or 42) and stake it into place.
Remove the steering axle (para 2-10a ).
Clean the bearings by placing them in a wire
basket and agitating them in cleaning solvent P-D-680.
Dry thoroughly with compressed air, taking care that the
Refer to figure 13-1.1 and disassemble the steering
air pressure does not spin the dry bearings.
Inspect all parts for cracks, breaks, distortion,
or other damage; replace damaged parts.
Inspect the bearings for scoring or wear;
replace damaged bearings.
Dry cleaning solvent P-D-680 is toxic and
Inspect the knuckle pins (39, fig. 13-1) for
flammable. Wear protective goggles and gloves
wear, scoring, or distortion; replace damaged pins.
and use only in a well ventilated area. Avoid
Inspect the axle mounting blocks for cracks,
contact with skin, eyes, and clothes and don't
distortion, worn pivot shafts, and damaged threads;
breathe vapors. Do not use near open flame or
excessive heat. The flash point is 100°F -
replace damaged blocks.
Clean the grease fittings with a fine wire to
138°F. (38°C - 59°C). If you become dizzy while
dislodge any hardened grease accumulations.
using cleaning solvent, get fresh air immediately
and get medical aid. If contact with eyes is
made, wash your eyes with water and get
When installing the expansion plugs (48),
medical aid immediately.
position them in the bores with the convex side out and
tap the center of the plug to expand it. Stake the plugs
Cleaning and Inspection
Clean all metal parts of the steering axle
Adjustment of the stop screw (45) is made
assembly, except the bearings, in solvent, Federal
after the axle is installed on the vehicle.
Specification P-D-680; dry thoroughly with compressed
Install and adjust the steering axle (pares 2-10b and
Refer to figure 13-1.1 and reassemble the steering
axle. Note the following:
If the clearance between the steering knuckle
(47 or 50) and the bracket of the axle center assembly
exceeds 0.015 inch, add one shim (44) between the
When installing the knuckle pins (39), align
KEY to figure 13-1:
Tie rod end
Tie rod end
Axle stop screw
RH steering knuckle
LH steering knuckle
Hub and cap
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