16-19. 6K FORK SIDESHIFT CYLINDERS REPAIR
This Task Covers:
Tools and Special Tools
Rags, Lint-free (Item 34, Appendix B)
Tool Kit, General Mechanic's: Automotive
Sealing Compound (Item 41, Appendix B)
(Item 23, Appendix D)
Solvent, Drycleaning (Item 52, Appendix B)
Wrench Set, Spanner (Item 26, Appendix D)
Container, 5 gal (19 l) capacity
Fork sideshift cylinder removed
Oil, Lubricating Hydraulic
(Item 30, Appendix B)
Use a vise with soft jaws to secure
cylinder in a horizontal position for
Disassemble fork sideshift cylinder
parts (1 through 19).
Do not scratch or damage the wear
surface of rod, piston or inner gland.
Follow this precaution to prevent
failure of the cylinder.
Pull rod (1) out approximately 5 in.
(127 mm) for removal of inner
Place a container under inner gland (2) to catch oil contained in cylinder.
Use care when removing rod and piston assembly to prevent seal damage. Keep rod in
line with barrel to prevent binding.
Using spanner wrench remove inner gland (2) from cylinder tube (3). Remove rod (1), inner
gland and inner piston (4) as an assembly from cylinder tube.
Using spanner wrench remove outer gland (5) from barrel (6). Remove outer gland, cylinder
tube (3) and outer piston (7) as an assembly from barrel.