Installation of Universal Joints.
Install the cross yoke so that cross journals
are positioned in yoke lugs. Grease fitting
in cross must be toward shaft.
Install the bearing plate (5). Push journal of
cross (6) through the yoke lugs and into
needle bearing in bearing plate.
While supporting the cross to prevent
separation of cross and bearing, use a
hammer to lightly tap bearing plate (5) into
place in the yoke (2).
Install lockstrap (4) and capscrews (3).
Finger tighten capscrews.
Rotate drive shaft yoke to facilitate
installation of the second bearing plate.
Carefully install bearing plate onto opposite
side of the cross (repeat procedure in steps
2 through 4).
Torque capscrews to 40 ft lb (54 Nm).
While tightening, move cross back and forth
to ensure that it does not bind in the needle
Using a hammer and chisel, bend up the
lockstrap ears to secure capscrews.
Install drive shaft.
(10) When all bearing plates are installed and
drive shaft is in place, lubricate the
universal joints until high temperature
grease (Item 15, Appendix E) is expelled
from all four bearing plate seals.
g. Follow-on Maintenance.
(1) Connect batteries (see para 4-114).