sembly on axle.
until they hang freely in spring guide bracket with-
out binding against axle. Position torque rod bracket
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
or axle removal.
Remove spring (par. 86a) or remove axle
(2) R e m o v a l .
Remove spring guide bracket (a (2)
(par. 85 b).
Drill out two check head rivets (C-3) which
secure spring guide bracket side plate to bracket and
(3) lnstatallation. Position
(C-2). Install two 3/8 x 1 3/8 check-head rivets (C-3)
Install spring guide bracket
and peen ends of rivets.
spring (par. 86e), whichever was removed to facilitate
removal of spring guide bracket side plate.
88. Torque Rods
N o t e . The
(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
(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-
Cleaning. Clean with water and soft brush. Inspect for
c. Inspection and Repair.