4-55. RADIUS ROD AND RADIUS ROD BUSHING REPLACEMENT (Con't).
Position radius rod (12) between frame hanger (4) and axle bracket (7). Alining radius rod
and axle bracket holes, install one bushing (3) from outside of axle bracket.
Ensure that radius rod (12) is installed to axle bracket (7) with locknut (11)
Assemble thin washer (8) and other bushing (3) on bolt (9). Install bolt, thick washer (10),
and new locknut (11). DO NOT fully tighten locknut.
To aid in alinement, axle may be raised or lowered, as required.
Alining radius rod (12) and frame hanger (4) holes, install one bushing (3) from inside of
Ensure that radius rod (12) is installed to frame hanger (4) with locknut (6)
Assemble thin washer (2) and other bushing (3) on bolt (1). Install bolt, thick washer (5), and
new locknut (6).
Torque locknuts (6 and 11) to 360 lb.-ft. (468 Nm). If loose, torque four nuts (13) on adjust-
able radius rod (12) to 110 lb.-ft. (149 Nm).
Check that all suspension components are tightened to proper specification (see paragraphs
Install tires (see paragraph 4-45). Remove jackstand. Lower end of axle and remove floor
(10) Check front and rear axle alinement and aline axles as required (see paragraph 4-31).