4-30. ARTICULATION JOINT REPLACEMENT (FRONT AXLE ASSEMBLY)
This task covers: Removal, Cleaning, Inspection, and Installation
Tools and Test Equipment:
General Mechanics Tool Kit (1, App. E)
Wheel assembly removed
Puller, Kit (26, App. E)
Retaining Ring Pliers (24, App. E)
Soft Head Hammer (23, App. E)
Feeler Gauge (21, App. E)
Torque Wrench (32, App. E)
Torque Wrench (34, App. E)
Arbor Press (25, App. E)
3/4" Drive Socket Set (55, App. E)
Drain Pan (10, App. E)
Puller, Tie Rod (56, App. E)
Materials / Parts:
Grease (10, App. C)
Cotter Pin, Item 3 (1 ea.)
Circlip, Item 21 (1 ea.)
Shims, Item 42 (As required)
Spring Washer, Item 7 (8 ea.)
Brake discs must be locked before
disconnecting articulation joint.
Lock brake discs by turning three brake adjustment
nuts (15) right until tight.
Remove and discard cotter pin (3). Remove tie rod
(1) from steering case (2) by removing nut (4)and
separating tie rod using puller.
It is not necessary to remove tie rod (1) from
steering cylinder (5). Remove tie rod only if
replacement is required.