TM10-3930-660-34 12-6 TIE ROD - REPLACE This task covers: a Removal b Installation Initial Setup Tools Tool Kit, Automotive Mechanics Shop Equipment, Automotive Maintenance, Common #2 Less Power Soft Mallet Equipment Condition Vehicle parked on level ground Parking brake applied Front or rear axle removed, para 8-3 and 9-3 Wheels removed, TM10-3930-660-20 Materials/Parts Cotter Pin (7) NOTE The following procedures apply to both the front and rear tie rods. REMOVAL 1 TO PROVIDE WORK ROOM, DISCONNECT ROD ENDS OF BOTH STEERING CYLINDERS (1) FROM BALL JOINTS (2) SWING CYLINDERS (1) OUT TO PROVIDE WORK ROOM. a. Count and record number of threads visible at rod end of steering cylinder (1) between ball joint (2) and end of threads on rod b. Loosen nut and capscrew (3) of clamp (4) c. Unscrew rod end of steering cylinder (1) from socket of ball joint (2) until rod end is disengaged 12-13