TM 9-2330-373-14 & P
4-35. AIR MOUNTED KINGPIN (cont)
INSTALLATION OF FIFTH WHEEL PLATE HINGE COMPONENTS
Install rubber bushing (8) using new inner sleeve (7). Sleeve must be driven into
bushing (8) before installation.
Mate fifth wheel plate (5) to semi-trailer hinge
fittings and insert rod bolts (1). Secure with nuts
Connect shock absorbers.
Connect air line (9) at top of air spring.
Raise fifth wheel plate (5) to mate air spring top
mounting holes with matching holes in channels
in van body sub-base.
Install screws (3) and lock washers (4).
Fifth wheel plate
Connect height control valve linkage.
Couple semitrailer to towing vehicle, build up air pressure and check for air leaks with soap solution.