Using a prybar, pry end of connecting link (21) up and out of linkage attaching point on steering plate (25). Remove
preformed packing (26). Discard preformed packing.
Remove sleeve bushing (27) and ring spacer (28) from connecting link (21).
Perform only the steps necessary to disassemble a connecting link to the point
required for repair. To disassemble a nonsteerable connecting link, perform steps
1 and 2. To disassemble a steerable connecting link, perform steps 3 thru 5.
Remove two locknuts (1), four washers (2), and two capscrews (3) from each rod end (4 and 5). Discard locknuts.
When removing the rod ends from the connecting link rod, count and document
the number of turns required to unscrew each rod. This recorded information will
be required during assembly of the connecting link assembly.
Place rigid link (6) in a machinists vise and, using an adjustable automotive wrench, unscrew and remove rod ends
(4 and 5) from rigid link (6). Remove rigid link (6) from vise.