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Position
spring
guide
bracket
as-
bracket assembly.
Rotate
the
bent
hex-head
bolts
(B)
sembly on axle.
until they hang freely in spring guide bracket with-
out  binding  against  axle.  Position  torque  rod  bracket
(G)
under
axle
and
hex-head
bolts
(B)
protruding
from
spring
guide
bracket.
Work
hex-head
bolts
through
mounting
holes
in
torque
rod  bracket,  taking
Install  a  7/8-inch
care  not  to  damage  bolt  threads.
lockwasher  (E)  and  7/8-inch  hex  nut  (F)  on  each
Install  axle  (par.  85g)  or  spring
bolt  and  tighten.
(par. 86e), whichever was removed to facilitate re-
moval of spring bearing plates.
b. Spring Guide Bracket Side Plates.
(1) G e n e r a l . Generally, spring guide bracket side plates
(C-2) will be replaced, if worn or damaged, at time
of
spring
or  axle  removal.
Remove spring (par. 86a) or remove axle
(2) R e m o v a l .
Remove  spring  guide  bracket  (a  (2)
Drill  out  two  check  head  rivets  (C-3)  which
above).
secure spring guide bracket side plate to bracket and
remove plate.
(3) lnstatallation. Position
spring
guide
bracket
side
plate
(C-2). Install two 3/8 x 1 3/8 check-head rivets (C-3)
Install  spring  guide  bracket
and peen ends of rivets.
Install
axle
(par.
85g)
or
(a(3)
above)
on
axle.
spring (par. 86e), whichever was removed to facilitate
removal of spring guide bracket side plate.
88. Torque Rods
N o t e . The
key
letters
shown
in
parentheses
are
in
a.
Removal.
(1) Remove cotter pin (J) from threaded portion of torque
rod ball (A-2) and remove slotted hex nut (K). Tap
threaded end of ball with soft hammer or bar to loosen
ball
in
torque
rod
bracket
(G).
(2) Use crowbar or cold chisel to pry torque rod (A-1)
out of bracket. Balls are mounted in rubber and can
be bent out of normal alinement for removal and re-
placement.
b.
Cleaning. Clean with water and soft brush. Inspect for
damaged threads.
c. Inspection and Repair.
(1)
Examine
rubber
for
loss
of
or
breaks
in
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