Install lubrication fitting (19) into gooseneck.
Aline and install suspension mandrel (28) into bearing of slide shaft assembly (16).
Both ring spacers must be completely compressed and must uniformly
cover/expand over bearing of slide shaft assembly prior to tightening suspension
mandrel or not enough clearance will be available for installation and damage to
equipment may result.
Each ring spacer is actually made of two pieces which if not handled carefully can
Aline two ring spacers (17) over each end of suspension mandrel (28). Compress each ring spacer (17) flush
onto bearing of slide shaft assembly (16) and tighten adjusting bolt in suspension mandrel (28) to secure both ring
spacers in place.
Using two people and davit (1), raise steering column housing (3) up above gooseneck. Then, rotate davit (1)
and lower steering column housing (3) back down into place in gooseneck.
Position slide shaft assembly (16) to a height even with slide shaft assembly mounting point on steering gear arm
When installing slide shaft assembly to steering gear arm, be sure ring spacers do
not work loose or become misalined. If spacers are misalined or work loose, stop
the installation and remove slide shaft assembly or damage to the spacers may
result. It may take a few attempts to accomplish proper spacer installation.
Be sure head of suspension mandrel adjusting bolt, in center of the mandrel, faces
upward during installation or you will be unable to loosen the bolt and/or remove
the mandrel once slide shaft assembly is in place.
Using two people, carefully maneuver bearing end of slide shaft assembly (16) into steering arm gear (15) making
sure head of adjusting bolt inside suspension mandrel (28) is facing upward. Check condition of both ring
spacers (17) during entire installation.
During installation of bearing end of slide shaft assembly, one person can observe
the position of the cylinder by looking through the hole at the top of steering gear
Once slide shaft assembly (16) is in place, loosen and remove adjusting bolt from suspension mandrel (28).