TORQUE ROD BUSHING REPLACEMENT (Continued).
For torque rods attached to the axle towers, pry off the metal plug caps from
the towers to gain access to the torque rod self locking bushing nuts.
Remove torque rod (5) from the spigot (6) by prying at each end of rod until it separates
Support torque rod end with the bushing end facing up. Remove bushing (1) by inserting
the blade tip of a large screwdriver between the bushing and the eye (2) of the torque rod
and prying the bushing out. Discard the bushing.
Using a wire brush and/or scraper, clean all rust, scale and rubber accumulations from torque
rod eyes and spigot caps (3) and spigots (6).
Particular attention should be paid to cleaning the inside taper of the spigot.
Inspect the torque rod eyes (2), spigots (6) and spigot caps (3) for visual cracks and wear.