TORQUE ROD BUSHING REPLACEMENT (Continued).
Lubricate the inside diameter of the torque rod eye (2) and the outside diameter of the
replacement rubber bushing (1) with a quality rubber lubricant such as Rimslip or
Never use any mineral based oils, greases, jellies or solvent soaps as a
lubricant. To do so will lead to the premature failure of the bushing.
Support the end of the torque rod (5) with the torque rod eye (2) facing up and evenly
place the rubber bushing (1) onto the torque rod eye so that the outside tapered end of the
bushing just enters the eye. With a heavy, soft faced mallet, sharply strike the bushing to
drive it down into the torque rod eye. The bushing should be evenly positioned front and
back within the torque rod eye.
Repeat the above procedure for the second bushing.
Lubricate the spigot ends and the inside diameter of the bushing and install the torque rod
as originally installed onto the spigots (6).
Secure the torque rod in position with spigot caps (3) and new 5/8 in. NC bolt (4) and
locking nut. Torque nuts to 135 ft-lb (183 Nm).
If previously removed, replace the tower metal plug caps (not shown).