EQUALIZING BEAM SUSPENSION (HENDRICKSON)
Lubricate the outside of each center bushing and
the bushing bore in each beam with IH-251H-EP
Install the center bushings in the beams. Then,
remove the tools.
Install a new cross tube in the center bushings.
Lubricate the tube end and bushing ID. Install
the center bushing plugs and weld the plugs in
Raise the axles until the saddles rest on the
equalizer beam bushings, and remove the safety
stands from under the vehicle.
Lower the axles and check the alignment of the
saddles on the bushings. Install the saddle caps
and tighten the attaching nuts to specifications
as listed at the end of this Section. The axles
must be in the operation position when the
saddle caps are tightened.
EQUALIZER BEAM CENTER SLEEVE AND BUSHING
Support beam in press. Using adapter made
from appropriate size standard tubing to fit
against center sleeve and bushing assembly,
press out bushing assembly. See Figure 11.
Figure 11 - Removing Equalizer Beam
Center Sleeve and Bushing
Apply a thin coat of IH-251H-EP multi-purpose
grease to outside diameter of sleeve and
Support beam in press. Using adapter press
bushing and sleeve assembly into beam. See
Figure 12. Bushing and sleeve assembly should
be centered in beam.
Figure 12 - Installing Center Sleeve and Bearing
TORQUE ROD BUSHING REPLACEMENT
Cut off rubber bushing flush with torque rod, as
instructed for equalizer end bushing removal.
Refer to Figure 6.
Support torque rod in press. Using a piece of
tubing as an adapter, press bushing out of
Apply a thin coat of IH-251H-EP, multi-purpose
grease to outer diameter of bushing sleeve.
Install sheave puller over bushing and compress
rubber until puller jaws will seat on end of
bushing sleeve. Refer to Figure 8.
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