Section 3  - Front Suspension, Axle & Springs

plate to which the tie rod balls are bolted has two studs which pass through the rubber bushings in the pitman arm. A retainer plate completes the assembly.
To assure the entire mechanism being as free as possible at all times, all pressure gun fittings, as indicated in the lubrication chart in section "O," should be lubricated with chassis lubricant at least every 1,000 miles
If it should ever become necessary to remove the Front Suspension Unit for the replacement of a frame, it may be done without disassembling the various parts of the assembly as follows:
1.   Remove front bumper at frame. Open hood. Unhook both hood hinge springs at lower ends, and remove hood by unbolting each hinge arm at the side panels. Drain radiator. Disconnect radiator inlet and outlet hose connections.
2.   Disconnect hood latch control cable at swivel and clamp on latch plate just back from swivel. Pull cable back through grommet in top baffle, then disconnect from clip on left fender at radiator support, and pull cable out of bracket at left side baffle.
3.    (On both sides) Remove I hex head bolt hold­ing rear lower flange of side baffle to frame side rail; 2 hex head bolts at hood hinge spring bracket to fender ledge; 1 hex head bolt at top rear section of fender to bracket on cowl.
4.    (On both sides.) Remove fender skirt to frame brace bolt at fender. Under fender remove 3 sheet metal bolts connecting fender rear baffle to fender. Remove bolt at front end of body sill molding, and loosen molding back about halfway along rocker panel. At outer front end of step plate remove 1 bolt holding step to fender.
5.   Remove 2 radiator support bolts at frame front cross member. Disconnect all wires at junction blocks on side baffles just to rear of radiator support. Disconnect wiring harness from 3 clips on left fender near top, from 5 clips across top and side of radiator core and support, and from 1 clip on right fender near junction block. Pull wiring harness back out of the way on left side toward cowl.
6.   The complete sheet metal unit may now be re­moved from the chassis. During removal it will be necessary to spring the rear end of each fender outward slightly, to allow the brackets inside the fender skirt to clear the fender rear baffles. Disconnect the stabilizer from the frame horns.
7.   Remove the pitman arm from the steering gear; remove the bolts attaching front cross member to the frame side rails and slide the front end assembly off over the front of the frame side rails.
8.   The replacement operations are the reverse of those for removal.
1.   Disconnect the sta­bilizer links by re­moving the nut from the top of the link bolt and pulling out the bolt from the bottom of the spring seat, Fig, 3.
2.   Remove the bolts
Fig. 3—Stabilizer Mounting at Lower Spring Seat
which attach the
stabilizer support
brackets to the frame side rails and remove the stabilizer bar.
1.   Place each support bracket over the rubber bushings on the stabilizer bar. Install the steel spacer between the frame and bracket; then bolt the bracket loosely to the frame.
2.   The stabilizer link bolt, bushings, and retainers may be assembled by placing one steel retainer and one rubber bushing on the link bolt and threading the bolt through the spring seat. Then place a rubber bushing, retainer, steel spacer, retainer and rubber bushing over the bolt; then thread the bolt through the eye on the stabil­izer bar and place a rubber bushing and re­tainer over the bolt. Install the nut and tighten it down to the LIMIT of the threads on the bolt. This is very important to prevent the nut loosening on the link bolt threads.
NOTE—Before tightening the bolts attaching the stabilizer bar support brackets to the frame, the wheels of the car must be on the floor supporting the weight of the car. This is most important for the proper functioning of the stabilizer.
1.   Disconnect the stabilizer link from the lower spring seat.
2.   Lift the front end of the car off the floor with a chain hoist,
3.   Place a stand jack under the inner side of the lower spring seat of the spring to be removed,





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