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Truss Rod

Post Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:35 pm

Posts: 118
Location: cornwall, ontario,canada
Can anyone give me some infor on the proper technique for intalling and adjusting the diffential truss rods on my 72 servi. Thanks

Post Sat Jun 14, 2008 8:54 pm

Posts: 123
Location: Reno,NV USA
Get a service manual & a parts manual for your year servi.

From the copy of the service manual I have (HD).
Truss rods are installed so straight portions adjacent to differential housing castings are parallel to axle tubes. This position may be obtained by loosening fitting on low end and tightening fitting on high end. When truss rod bearing surfaces are parellel, tighten both ends an equal amount until rod is seated in notch in housing.
Caution: seat rods just firrmly in housing notch; do not draw tight. Drawing rods tight will deflect or bow housing and axle, and wear parts rapidly.

Good luck

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