4-52. CONNECTING LINK (CONT)
To disassemble any of the eight steerable connecting link assemblies, perform
steps 3 thru 5.
Remove screw (7), retaining ring (8), two nonmetallic seals (9), and shouldered pin (10) from rod ends (11 and 12).
Discard nonmetallic seals.
Remove two locknuts (13), four washers (14), and two capscrews (15) from each rod end (11 and 12). Discard
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.
Secure rigid link (16) in a machinists vise and, using an adjustable automotive wrench, unscrew and remove rod
ends (11 and 12) from rigid link (16). Remove rigid link (16) from vise.