TM 5-4210-224-14 & P
4-224. CONNECTING RODS REPLACEMENT.
This task covers:
General Safety Instructions
Transmission in (N) neutral.
Parking brake and micro-brakelock set.
Steering Linkage Puller
General Mechanics Tool Kit
(Appendix D, Item 16)
Connecting Rod (362297)
a. Raise the vehicle and remove the castellated
nuts (1) and cotter pins (2) from the connecting
b. Remove the connecting rod (3) from the pitman
arm (4) with the steering linkage puller.
c. Remove the connecting rod (4) from the
steering arm (5) with the steering linkage puller.
Before removing the connecting
rod adjuster tube, note the position
of the tube and the direction from
which the bolts are installed.
If the connecting rod adjuster tube
is rusted, apply penetrating oil
The connecting rod adjuster tube
between the clamps and tube and
components may be rusted. If the
rotate the clamps until they move
torque required to remove the nut
from the bolt exceeds 7 ft-lbs (9
N.m), discard the nuts and bolts
and install new ones.
a. If the ball stud and ball stud nut are not
d. Remove the connecting rod ends from the
replaced, clean the threads before installation.
adjuster tube by loosening the clamp bolts and
b. If the connecting rod ends were removed,
unscrewing the end assemblies.
lubricate the connecting rod threads with chassis
c. Install the connecting rod ends to the adjuster
tube. The number of threads on both the inner
and outer connecting rod ends must be equal
within three threads.