TIE ROD REPLACEMENT
THIS WORK PACKAGE COVERS
Tools and Special Tools
Tool kit, general mechanic's (Item 39, WP 0324 00)
Vehicle parked on level ground
Shop equipment, automotive maintenance (Item 21,
Parking/emergency brake applied (TM 10-3930-
Cotter pin (7)
Wheel and tire assembly removed (WP 0134 00)
The following procedures apply to both the front and rear tie rods.
To provide access, disconnect rod ends of both steer-
ing cylinders (1) from ball joints (2). Swing cylinders
(1) out to provide access.
Count and record number of threads visible at rod end
of steering cylinder (1) between ball joint (2) and end
of threads on rod.
Loosen nut and capscrew (3) of clamp (4).
Unscrew rod end of steering cylinder (1) from socket
of ball joint (2) until rod end is disengaged.
Swing cylinder (1) away from axle to provide suffi-
Repeat steps 1 thru 5 for other steering cylinder.