TRUCK SERVICE MANUAL
ring on the side with the most clearance.
Refer to Fig.
13 and install snap ring.
11 Start Bearing by Tapping with a Soft Hammer
Fig . 13 Snap Ring Installation
3. Insert spider through the opposite hole, without
7. After the first snap ring is in place turn assembly
bearing, swing it into place and down into the
over. The bearing with snap ring installed should
partially installed bearing.
be on the bottom. Rest yoke on vise and strike
4. Turn assembly over and tap the opposite
bearing which is on top, this will seat both
bearing part way into the yoke. Be certain to
bearings. Snap rings should rest against inside
start bearing straight in yoke.
milled surface of yoke. Install remaining snap
5. Place yoke in vise with bearings against jaws of
vise. Tighten vise slowly and the bearings will be
pressed into the yoke as shown in Fig. 12.
8. Lubricate universal joint with IH 251 HEP grease
or equivalent NLGI #2 multi-purpose lithium
STEERING WHEEL ALIGNMENT
Proper steering wheel-to-steering gear alignment
is designed into the steering assembly. Following are a
few alignment points to check at assembly or when
steering wheel alignment is a problem.
1. The steering wheel has open serrations at the
top that align with blind or closed serration on
steering shaft. The location of blind serration is
marked with either a center punch mark or chisel
mark on the end of the steering shaft as shown
in Fig. 14.
Do not attempt to adjust
steering wheel to straight ahead position
12 Pressing Bearing Into Yoke
by relocating steering wheel to a
After pressing bearing into yoke the spider may
be off center in yoke. This is desirable because
2. Test drive vehicle on a straight and level (no
it permits installation of snap
crown) section of road for at least one-quarter
mile. Determine if or how far off center the
steering wheel is when the vehicle is going