VI. STEERABLE DRIVE END ASSEMBLY
Apply a bead of liquid sealant to the axle housing
flange. See Service Bulletin 738 407, Page 22.
Install the suspension yoke with hardened
washers and locknuts.Tighten
Install a new o-ring and a new upper kingpin
bearing (if needed) into the upper kingpin
bracket. Apply a light coat of lubricant to the
inside of the socket and to the ball section of the
upper kingpin ball stud. Insert the ball stud
through the bearing and bracket and into the
tapered hole in the suspension yoke. Install the
plain washer and the locknut. Tighten to the
Assemble the inner axle yoke spacer ring on the
inner axle shaft against the shoulder behind the
spline. Install the inner drive yoke, (without the
pressed-on bearing race) onto the spline.
Install the short (1-3/4 long) bolt into a new seal
ing washer, through the retaining washer, and
into the shaft end, tightening to specified torque.
Apply lubricant to the inner drive yoke hub area.
Insert the proper inner drive yoke shaft assembly
through the suspension yoke.(See
DAMAGING THE INNER DRIVE YOKE SEAL
ASSEMBLY. Rotate the inner drive yoke shaft
assembly until it engages the side gears on the
differential assembly, continue to slide the shaft
inward until it engages the seal assembly. Care
should be exercised to prevent damage to the
primary seal lip and to insure the drive yoke hub
is seated in the bronze bearing portion of the
diaphragm section of the floating seal.