4-57. TORQUE ROD REPLACEMENT (Cont).
Remove springs and spring seats on same side as upper torque rod (1) to be removed (para 4-56).
Raise front axle (6) until weight of axle is off upper torque rod (1). Support front axle with jackstands.
Remove two nuts (4) and Iockwashers (3) from torque rod ball ends (1 O) connecting upper torque rod (1) to
chassis suspension bracket (2) and upper torque rod brackets (5) on axle (6 or 8). Discard Iockwashers.
The rubber-mounted torque rod ball ends allow rods to be moved out of normal
alinement for removal and installation. Extreme care must be taken to prevent damage
to threads on ball ends.
Tap threaded ends of each torque rod ball end (1 O) with soft face hammer to loosen torque rod ball ends from
chassis suspension bracket (2) and upper torque rod brackets (5).
Remove four nuts (11), Iockwashers (1 2), and bolts (14) from upper torque rod bracket (5), bracket plate (1 3),
and axle (6 or 8). Discard Iockwashers.