Cleaning compound solvent is used to clean parts and is potentially dangerous to
personnel. Extinguish all smoking materials and do not allow sparks or open
flame near the work area. Use skin and eye protection and work in a well-
Clean all parts removed in degreaser tank with cleaning compound solvent and wire brush as necessary. Remove
any nicks, burrs, or corrosion from polished surfaces using crocus cloth.
Inspect all parts removed for broken welds, nicks, burrs, pitting, and scoring. Clean parts as required and replace
any parts found defective.
To assemble steerable connecting link, perform steps 1 thru 3. To assemble a
nonsteerable connecting link, perform steps 4 and 5.
Apply a thin coat of antiseize compound to threaded ends of rigid link (16). Secure rigid link (16) in a machinists
vise and, using an adjustable automotive wrench, aline and install rod ends (12 and 11) onto rigid link (16),
threading each rod end the number of turns recorded during disassembly.
Secure each rod end (12 and 11) in place by installing two capscrews (15), four washers (14), and two locknuts
(13). Remove rigid link (16) from machinists vise.
Apply thin coat of grease to two nonmetallic seals (9). Install shouldered pin (10), two nonmetallic seals (9),
retaining ring (8), and screw (7).
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