Tie rod joints are replaced in case of backlash

It is more convenient to carry out work on a viewing ditch

The transverse link can be replaced as an assembly, or separately its tips or their hinges.

If fasteners are heavily soiled, clean them with a wire brush and treat with a light penetrating lubricant such as WD-40.

Replacing the steering rods and their joints of the Gazelle car

Using pliers, we unpin the nut of the transverse link

Replacing the steering rods and their joints of the Gazelle car

Using the “24” wrench, we unscrew the nut securing the transverse link to the lever.

The nut should be left on the thread of the pin.

Replacing the steering rods and their joints of the Gazelle car

Using the swing arm as a support, we “strain” the finger, resting the mounting blade on the transverse link.

Replacing the steering rods and their joints of the Gazelle car

By hitting the lever with a hammer, we press out the finger.

Having unscrewed the nut, we remove the pin from the hole of the transverse link.

Replacing the steering rods and their joints of the Gazelle car

Weaken the tightening of the traction clamp. By rotating the tip, we turn it out of the steering rod

Replacing the steering rods and their joints of the Gazelle car

To replace the hinge, pry the seal with a screwdriver or a thin chisel

Replacing the steering rods and their joints of the Gazelle car

Remove the seal.

We select (make) two mandrels from pipes of a suitable diameter.

Replacing the steering rods and their joints of the Gazelle car

One with a hole slightly larger than the diameter of the hinge body, and the second with an outer diameter equal to the diameter of the hinge.

Replacing the steering rods and their joints of the Gazelle car

Putting a mandrel under the hinge, clamp the tip in a vise.

Replacing the steering rods and their joints of the Gazelle car

Tightening the vise, press the hinge body out of the rod end through the second mandrel

Installing a new hinge in the hole of the rod.

Replacing the steering rods and their joints of the Gazelle car

We press the new hinge through the mandrel, resting the tip on a pipe of suitable diameter and length

Replacing the steering rods and their joints of the Gazelle car

Can be pressed in a vise

We put ShRB-4 grease in the hinge seal, put it in place and wrap the assembled tip into the rod.

When replacing the tip assembly, we do not press out the hinge, but immediately screw a new one into the rod.

Similarly, we replace the hinge or tip on the other side of the rod.

The tips of the right and left sides are not interchangeable, as they have threads in the opposite direction.

We install the tie rod in the reverse order, covering the hinge pins with any grease.

After installing the traction, we adjust the toe of the front wheels. Article - How to check and adjust the angles of the front wheels of a Gazelle car

Replacing the steering rods and their joints of the Gazelle car

To replace the hinges of the longitudinal rod with pliers, unpin the nut

Replacement of steering rods and their hinges of the car Gazelle

Using the “24” key, we unscrew the nut securing the longitudinal rod to the bipod.

Replacing the steering rods and their joints of the Gazelle car

Squeezing the rod from the bipod with a mounting spatula and hitting the bipod boss on the side with a hammer, we press out the finger

Replacing the steering rods and their joints of the Gazelle car

It is possible, using a special puller, to press out the finger

Replacing the steering rods and their joints of the Gazelle car

Disconnect the longitudinal link from the bipod.

Similarly, we disconnect the longitudinal rod from the swing arm.

Repress the longitudinal tie rod joints in the same sequence as for the tie rod or replace the tie rod assembly.

We install the new rod in reverse order, lubricating the conical surfaces of the fingers with any lubricant.