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TM 10-3930-664-24 3-46.  ARTICULATION TIE ROD REPLACEMENT This task covers: Removal, Cleaning, Inspection, Installation, and Adjustment INITIAL SETUP: Tools and Test Equipment: General Mechanics Tool Kit (1, App.  E) Torque Wrench (34, App.  E) Materials / Parts: Loctite 242 (20, App.  C) Cotter Pin, Item 3 (1 ea.) A.  REMOVAL. 1. Remove and discard cotter pin (3).  Remove tie rod  (1)  from  steering  case  (2)  by  removing  nut (4). 2. Unscrew tie rod (1) from steering cylinder (5). B.  CLEANING Clean  articulation  tie  rod  in  accordance  with  paragraph 1-24. C.  INSPECTION Inspect tie rod in accordance with paragraph 1-24. D.  INSTALLATION 1. Apply  a  light  coat  of  loctite  to  threads  of  tie  rod (1).  Screw tie rod into steering cylinder (5). 2. Insert   tie   rod   (1)   into   steering   case   (2)   and secure using  nut  (4).    Torque  nut  to  192  to  215 ft-lbs (260 to 290 Nm). 3. Loosen nut (4) slightly until hole in nut aligns with hole in tie rod (1).  Install new cotter pin (3). 3-147

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