While supporting the bearing cap assembly
with your hand, load the 24 steel balls in the
ball guide. Slowly turn the bearing cap
assembly inward while feeding the steel balls
until all the steel balls are used (Figure 126).
Do not attempt to back the actuating shaft
out of the piston during this process. This will
cause the steel balls to bind on the actuating
shaft and shaft damage may result.
Both halves of the ball guide must be held
down when loading the balls to prevent the
balls from coming out of their track.
Install a new O-ring on the ball guide retainer
and coat it with a small amount of grease.
Insert the retainer over the ball return guide
and into the ball guide cavity (Figure 127).
It will be necessary to tap the ball guide
retainer into place with a soft hammer
When properly installed the retainer will be
flush with the piston contour.