12-6. TIE ROD REPLACEMENT
This Task Covers:
Tools and Special Tools
Vehicle parked on level ground.
Tool Kit, General Mechanic's: Automotive
Parking brake applied.
(Item 23, Appendix D)
Front or rear axle removed
Shop Equipment, Automotive Maintenance,
Common No. 2 Less Power
Wheels removed (TM 10-3930-673-20)
(Item 17, Appendix D)
Soft Mallet (Item 10, Appendix D)
Front and rear tie rods are removed the same way. Front tie rod is shown.
To provide work room, disconnect
rod ends of both steering
cylinders (1) from ball joints (2).
Swing steering cylinder away to
provide work room.
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 (3), screw (4), and
clamp (5) on steering cylinder (1).
Unscrew rod end of steering
cylinder (1) from socket of ball
joint (2) until rod end is disengaged.
Swing steering cylinder (1) away
from axle (6) to provide sufficient
Remove tie rod (7) from spindle
Remove cotter pin (9) from tie rod end (5). Discard cotter pin.
Loosen castle nut (10).
Tap castle nut (10) with a soft mallet to loosen tie rod (7) end from spindle knuckle (8).
Remove castle nut (10) from tie rod (7).