12-10. TIE-ROD MAINTENANCE (Cont).
c. CLEANING AND INSPECTION
Dry cleaning solvent, P-D-680, Is toxic and flammable. Always wear protective goggles and
gloves, and use only In a well-ventilated area. Avoid contact with skin, eyes, and clothes, and DO
NOT breathe vapors. DO NOT use near open flame or excessive heat. The solvents flash point is
100°F-1380F (380C-59°C). If you become dizzy while using cleaning solvent, immediately get fresh
air and medical help. If solvent contacts eyes, Immediately wash your eyes and get medical aid.
Clean metal parts with dry cleaning solvent.
Inspect metal parts for cracks, breaks, bends, corrosion, and other damage. Replace if damaged.
Clean rubber parts with detergent and water solution.
Inspect rubber parts for cracks, tears, and deterioration. Replace if damaged.
Install lubrication fitting (11) to two tie-rod ends (5).
One tie-rod end and one end of tie-rod has left-hand threads.
Install tie-rod ends (5) to tie-rod (3).
Install dust cover (8) to two tie-rod ends (5).
Loosely install screw (7), new lockwasher (10), and nut (4) to clamp (9) at each end of tie-rod (3).