KINGPIN/UPPER COUPLER PLATE REPLACEMENT-continued
REMOVAL - Continued
Remove CARC paint around all areas to be cut. Cutting CARC
paint-coated metal creates toxic fumes. Failure to follow this
warning may cause serious illness or death.
Step 2 is only used the first time the kingpin/upper coupler is replaced.
2. Cut fasteners from huck bolts securing kingpin/upper coupler plate (4).
3. Remove locknuts (2), washers (1), and bolts (3) from kingpin/upper coupler plate (4). Discard locknuts
4. Using a forklift or other secure method, slide kingpin/upper coupler plate (4) forward and off the main frame
Figure 1. Kingpin/Upper Coupler Plate