This task covers:
(See paragraph 8-12)
Two tie-rod socket seals
Lubricating oil (Item 36, Appendix C)
M1009 tie-rod assembly is mounted from below steering arms (3).
All other tie-rod assemblies are mounted from above steering arms (3).
Attempt to move tie-rod end. If socket moves 0.015 in. (0.4 mm) on stud, tie-rod end must be
Remove 2 grease fittings (6). Remove 2 cotter pins (2) and nuts (1) . Discard cotter pins.
Note number of exposed threads on tie-rod ends (5 and 9) or (10 and 13) for
Use puller until tie-rod end (5 or 10) unseats. Repeat for other tie-rod end (9 or 10). Remove
tie-rod assembly. Remove 2 tie-rod socket seals (4) from steering arms (3). Discard seals.
b . D I S A S S E M B L Y
If disassembling tie-rod assembly for all except M1009, perform step 1.
If disassembling tie-rod assembly for M1009, perform step 2.
Note position of sleeve (11) and number of exposed threads for
Loosen 2 nuts (14) and remove tie-rod end (10) from sleeve (11). Remove sleeve from tie-rod
tube (12). Inspect all components for damage and replace as required.
Note number of exposed threads on adjusting nut (7) for installation.
Remove tie-rod ends (5 and 9) and adjusting nut (7) from tie-rod tube (8) as required. Inspect all
components for damage and replace as required.