5-40. FRONT STEERING AXLE-Continued
Install new seal (36) on thrust bearing
(35). Install seal and thrust bearing
below beam, between beam and
knuckle. Make sure seal is toward
Install shims (34) as follows:
(a) Install shims of the same thickness as
were removed at disassembly.
(b) Put a pry bar between knuckle and axle
beam. Lift up on knuckle and slide
shim pack between top of beam and
steering knuckle. Make sure the bores
are aligned. Remove pry bar.
Apply grease (GAA) (Item 1, Appendix
E) to bottom half of kingpin (32). Install
the kingpin in top of knuckle. Make
sure slots in pin are aligned with draw
key holes in the axle.
Push the kingpin through top bushing,
shim pack and seal. If pin is difficult to
install, make sure parts are aligned.
Push the kingpin into bottom bushing.
If necessary, use a brass hammer to
drive kingpin into position.
Check to see that slots in kingpin are in
line with holes in knuckles.
Install top draw key (30) through beam
and knuckle. Install bottom draw key
(31) through beam and knuckle.