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7. . Use the following procedure to inspect the track bar ball joint for excessive wear:
a. Position the wheels straight ahead then, turn the steering wheel 900 to the left.
b. Attach a dial indicator to the frame near the track bar ball joint. Position the tip of the dial indicator on the end cap of the ball joint next to the grease fitting (Figure 2) and lightly preload the dial indicator.
NOTE: THE DIAL INDICATOR TIP SHOULD BE PERPENDICULAR TO THE BALL JOINT END CAP
c. Rotate the face of the dial indicator so that the indicator needle is positioned at the zero mark.
d. Rotate the steering wheel approximately 1800 to the right. Read the amount of end play on the dial indicator and record the reading.
e. Rotate the steering wheel back 180' to the left and repeat the procedure three times to identify the highest reading.
f. Replace the track bar if the ball joint end play exceeds 2.03 mm (0.080 in.) in any one of the end play diagnostic checks.
8. Torque the following steering and suspension components to the manufacture recommended torque values listed.
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