12-7. FRONT SUSPENSION BRACE REPLACEMENT (SERIAL NUMBERS 100,000 AND
This task covers:
M1026, M1026A1, M1036, M1038, M1038A1,
Winch removed (TM 9-2320-280-20).
M1042, M1044, M1044A1, M1046, M1046A1
General Safety Instructions
(serial numbers 100,000 and above)
Lower control arm must be supported during
removal and installation.
General mechanic's tool kit:
Lower control arm must be supported during removal and
installation. Failure to support lower control arm may cause
injury to personnel or damage to equipment.
The procedures for removing and installing the left and right
front suspension braces are the same. This procedure covers the
left front suspension brace.
Remove two locknuts (10), washers (11), capscrews (1), and washers (2) from brace (7) and frame
extension (12). Discard locknuts (10).
Remove locknut (5), washer (4), capscrew (9), washer (8), and brace (7) from lower control arm (6)
and crossmember (3). Discard locknut (5).
Install brace (7) on crossmember (3) and lower control arm (6) with washer (8), capscrew (9),
washer (4), and locknut (5). Do not tighten locknut (5).
Install brace (7) on frame extension (12) with two washers (2), capscrews (1), washers (11), and
locknuts (10). Do not tighten locknuts (10).
Tighten locknut (5) to 260 lb-ft (353 Nm) and two locknuts (10) to 178 lb-ft (241 Nm).