5-6. AXLE AND BRACKET ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT (Cont).
Rubber-mounted torque rod ball ends allow torque rods to be moved out of normal
alinement for installation. Use caution to prevent damage to threads on ball ends.
Install four lower torque rods (1) in each end of axle and bracket assembly (12) and four lower torque rod
brackets (13) by working torque rod ball ends (11) into mounting holes and tapping with a soft-faced hammer.
Front and rear axles (7) may be raised or lowered as required to aid in installation.
Install eight new Iockwashers (10) and nuts (9) on torque rod ball ends (11). Torque nuts to 225-280 Ib.-ft.
Remove jackstands from under front and rear axles (7) and lower until weight of axles is supported by lower
torque rods (1).
Install hydraulic lines (6) to connection on bases (8) of tandem axle (para 4-42).
Install springs (para 4-56).
Install wheels (para 4-49).