Installing the One Ton Front End Version II
- Measure the front and rear ride height while parked on level concrete, and adjust as needed.
- Park the coach in as level a work area as possible.
- Place blocks under the rear bogies both for safety and so they can't change height.
- Block the rear wheels so they can't roll.
- Center the steering and check that the wheels are pointing straight ahead.
- Remove hubcaps and dust caps from the front wheels.
- Clean the ends of the axles and apply a penetrating solvent to the threads.
- Measure and record the front ride height of the coach in your work area.
- Break loose the lug nuts on both front wheels, but do not remove.
- Remove axle nut cotter pins.
- Break loose the axle nuts, but do not remove.
- Raise coach with a jack under the center crossbar member located under the engine.
- Place jack stands under the crossbar at each end and lower the coach onto the stands.
- Remove the front wheels and put them under the frame for safety. Leave the area near the back end of the torsion bars clear so
you can work.
- With a small wire brush, clean off all the exposed threads you can
reach on the parts you'll be removing: the tie rod ends, brake line
fittings, shock mounts, ball joint studs, A-arm bolts, and torsion
bar adjuster bolts.
- Apply a penetrating solvent and let it soak the threads. Also apply solvent to the sockets of the lower A-arms where the front of the torsion bars are seated.
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