12-6. TIE ROD REPLACEMENT (CONT)
Repeat Steps (a through d) for other end of tie rod (7).
Remove tie rod (7) from vehicle.
Connect tie rod (7) to spindle
It may be necessary to turn the
wheels slightly when installing tie
Position tie rod (7) ends into holes of
steering spindle knuckles (8).
Install castle nuts (10) on each
tie rod (7) end. Tighten castle nuts
to 200 - 250 lb-ft
(271.16 - 338.96 N·m).
Further tighten castle nuts (10) as necessary until notches on each nut align with cotter pin
hole on each tie rod (7) end.
Install cotter pins (9) through notches on castle nuts (10) and through holes on tie rod (7)
Connect rod ends of steering cylinders (1) to ball joints (2).
Swing steering cylinder (1) toward axle (6) until steering cylinder rod end is aligned with
socket of ball joint (2).
Screw steering cylinder (1) rod end into socket of ball joint (2) until number of threads visible
is the same as noted in Removal Step (1)(a).
Tighten nut (3) and screw (4) of clamp (5) to 50 - 65 lb-ft (67.79 - 88.13 N·m).
Remove blocking material from wheels of vehicle.
· Adjust tie rod (TM 10-3930-673-20).
· Install wheels (TM 10-3930-673-20).
END OF TASK