VI. STEERABLE DRIVE END ASSEMBLY
General Precautions for Reassembly
IMPORTANT: READ THIS SECTION BEFORE
Gaskets Use liquid sealant per Service Bulletin
738 407, Page 22.
Differential Mounting Bolts To prevent oil
leakage, use Permatex form-a-gasket #2 pliable
setting sealant or equal on all threads. See
torque rating chart for recommended torque,
Assembly Refer to the parts section as a guide
Initial Lubrication Coat all splines and seals with
Lubriplate during installation to provide initial
lubrication, preventing scoring and galling.
Bearings Use of flanged-end bearing drivers is
recommended for the installation of bearings.
These drivers apply force to inner or outer races
of bearing, preventing damage and maintaining
alignment with shaft and bore.
Seals Use a flanged type guide or driver to
install seals. Use of a soft hammer or a soft drift
can be made if care is exercised.
After Partial Disassembly
Reassembly after partial disassembly should
generally reverse the disassembly procedure.
Suspension Yoke Assembly
Press eight studs into the suspension yoke.
Apply liquid sealant or gasket cement to the
outer edge of the inner drive yoke seal
assembly. (See fig. 28). Press inner drive yoke
seal assembly into suspension yoke with an
installation tool. (See fig. 29 and 30). Remove
Insert the lower kingpin disc with the large end of
the lube fitting tapered hole toward the top of the
suspension yoke. Press the lower kingpin
bearing into place in an arbor press or use a
push plate and a C-clamp. Do not use the
kingpin ball stud to press in the bearing. Lightly
lubricate the bearing and install the o-ring.