TIE ROD REPLACEMENT
General Mechanics Tool Box SC5180-90-N26
Damaged threaded rods and nuts may require heat to free nuts for removal or may
require cutting in order to remove. Apply heat only to the steel portion of the tie rod
housing as the application of heat to the special alloy aluminum of the bridge will
weaken the structure.
REMOVE TIE ROD (3).
Tie rod (3) may be removed from either side.
a. Remove nut (1) and flat washer (2) from end
of threaded tie rod (3).
b. Slide threaded tie rod (3) out tie rod housing
(4) from opposite tie rod housing (5) freeing
ramp spacer (6).
INSTALL TIE ROD (3).
a. Install one flat washer (2) and one nut (1) on
end of threaded tie rod (3). Slide threaded tie
rod (3) through either end of tie rod housings
(4) or (5).
b. Install ramp spacer (6) before installing end of
threaded tie rod (3) through center area of
housings as shown.
c. Install second flat washer (2) and nut (1) on
exposed end of threaded tie rod (3).
d. Tighten two nuts (l).
END OF TASK