TM 5-3810-300-24 & P2
When making adjustments free the steering gear of all
Ball Thrust Bearing on Cam.
load, preferable by disconnecting the drag link from the
steering arm, and loosen the instrument board bracket
clamp on steering gear jacket tube.
If the ball thrust bearings on the cam must be adjusted,
make this adjustment before making the side
1. Adjust to a barely perceptible drag but allow the
steering wheel to turn freely (with the thumb and
forefinger lightly gripping the rim). Before making
this adjustment loosen the housing side cover
adjusting screw (9, 10) to free the studs in the cam
groove. To adjust, unscrew the four cap screws and
move up the housing upper cover (4) to permit
removal of shims (5). Shims are of .002 in., .003 in.,
and .010 in. thickness. Clip and remove a thin shim
or more as required. Tighten all four capscrews.
Draw down tight. Test adjustment and if necessary
remove or replace shims until adjustment is correct
(3 to 8 inch pounds rolling torque).
a. Assembly of Replaceable Cam Bearing Unit.
Use extreme care to assure that cam bearing
O.D., thrust faces for locating cones, and cones
are clean, free of nicks and burrs. (The two
cones must seat flat).
Jacket Tube Gearing
Proper assembly consists of: cone (13) (against
cam), balls (12), ball cup (11), and retaining ring
End Cover and Oil Seal Tube
Steering Arm and Ball Assembly