4-52. CONNECTING LINK (CONT)
To assemble nonsteerable connecting link, perform steps 4 and 5.
Apply a thin coat of antiseize compound to threaded ends of rigid link (6). Secure rigid link (6) in a machinists vise
and, using an adjustable automotive wrench, aline and install rod ends (5 and 4) onto rigid link (6), threading each
rod end the number of turns recorded during disassembly.
Secure each rod end (5 and 4) in place by installing two capscrews (3), four washers (2), and two locknuts (1).
Remove rigid link (6) from machinists vise.
Installation procedures for the eight steerable bogie connecting links are the same
except for #5 bogie. Make sure the #5 steering plate is set for a one-half left turn or
there will not be enough room to install the connecting link bolt between the
steering cylinder and steering plate. To install a steerable connecting link, perform
steps 1 thru 6. To install a nonsteerable connecting link, perform steps 7 thru 14.
Lubricate preformed packing (26) with grease and install under connecting link (21) rod end at linkage attaching
point on steering plate (25).
Install ring spacer (28) and sleeve bushing (27) onto connecting link (21). Install capscrew (24) from underside,
through connecting link (21) rod end and steering plate (25).