DISASSEMBLY AND ASSEMBLY
STEERING TIE ROD
REMOVE STEERING TIE ROD
1. Remove the cotter pins from the pins at each end
of the tie rod. Loosen nuts (1) and (3) until they are
even with the bottom of the pins.
2. Hit the nuts with a hammer to break the pins loose
from their tapers.
3. Remove steering tie rod (2).
INSTALL STEERING TIE ROD
1. Put steering tie rod (4) in position on the wheel
spindle housing. Install the nuts on pins (3) and
(5). Tighten the nuts to a torque of 90 lb.ft. (120
N.m). Always tighten the nut to put the cotter
groove (slot) in the nut in alignment with the hole in
the pin. Install the cotter pins.
2. The following procedure must be used to make a
toe-in adjustment to the front wheels:
a) Lift the front wheels off the ground. Install the
lock pin in the wheel lean bar and the front
b) Turn the wheels to put a mark on the center of
the tread of the tires.
c) Measure the distance from the mark on one
tire to the mark on the other tire. Toe-in is
correct when the measurement at the front of
the tire is .12 to .25 in. (3.0 to 6.4 mm) less
than the measurement at the rear of the tires.
d) Make a toe-in adjustment if needed. Loosen
nuts (I) and (2). Turn tie rod (4) in direction needed
to get the correct toe-in for the front wheels.
Tighten nut (I) and (2) to a torque of 55 5 Ib.ft.
(75 7 N.m).