6. Using the 5/8" or 3/4" allen head socket and
torque wrench, install the retainer in the
output shaft by torquing the retainer to the
torque value stamped on the face of your
retainer. (Figure 56).
Steps 7, 8 & 9 are required only if you are
replacing or reinstalling a pitman arm. If the
pitman arm and sector shaft are both new pro-
ceed to step 10.
YOU MUST MEASURE OUTPUT SHAFT
TO PITMAN ARM CLEARANCE.
7. After torquing the retainer, remove the
retainer from the output shaft and measure
the distance from the end of the output
shaft(A) to the recessed area of the pitman
arm.(B) The acceptable dimension is
225 ft./lbs. retainers 3/32" to 5/32"
350 ft./lbs. retainers 3/32" to 5/32"
450 ft./lbs. retainers 1/8" to 3/16"
IF THE MEASUREMENT DOES NOT MEET THE ACCEPTABLE MINIMUM OR
MAXIMUM TOLERANCE THE PITMAN ARM AND SECTOR SHAFT MUST BE
REPLACED. FAILURE TO TAKE THE MEASUREMENT OR REPLACE WORN
PARTS COULD RESULT IN PITMAN ARM LOOSENESS WHICH COULD LEAD
TO AN ACCIDENT OR PERSONAL INJURY!
8. Screw the retainer into the output shaft hand tight. Be sure to align the tabs of the retainer in the notches of
the pitman arm Refer to Figure 55.