STEERING KNUCKLES - CONTINUED
REMOVAL - CONTINUED
Draw key nut
Unscrew and remove draw key nut (11)
(11) and draw
Tap draw key (12) from nut side and
Remove draw key nut (11) and draw key
9 Lower arm
Knuckle pin (13),
Using hammer and punch, take out
knuckle pin (13).
(14), shims (15),
Take off remaining parts.
Remove cotter pin (18).
(17), cotter pin
Unscrew steering arm nut (19).
Pull key (20) out and remove steering
arm nut (19),
and key (20)
Inspect the steering knuckles, king pins, steering
arms and tie rod arms and replace if indications
of weakness, cracks or excessive wear are
found. Cracks can be located by dye check,
inspection performed by a qualified technician.
Check spindle bearing diameters for size and
condition. Replace spindle if bearing diameters
are under wear limits, discolored from heat or
If tie rod arm or steering arm has been removed,
inspect tapers for fretting pits. If the tapered
hole in the knuckle is fretted and pitted replace
both the knuckle and the arm. If only the arm
taper is fretted, replace only the arm.
If the king pin has worn through the bushing and
into the knuckle, replace the knuckle.