Suspension Maintenance Instructions (Cont)
If working with propeller shafts removed, place jackstand under differential input shaft to
keep axle from rotating when torque rod is removed. Axle can swing down and cause injury
Plastic cable ties or clamps are removed as necessary to detach hoses from torque
Do steps (1) and (2) for all torque rods except torque rod No. 2 with front tandem
crossmember/torque rod kit. Do steps (3) through (5) for torque rod No. 2 with kit.
If equipped with a crossmember/torque rod kit, a plate will be visible on the front of
the front tandem crossmember.
Remove two nuts (1), four washers (2), and two screws (4) from axle end of torque rod (5).
Remove two nuts (1), four washers (2), twist bracket (2.1) (on torque rod No. 2 only), two
washers (3) (on torque rod No. 2 only), and two screws (4) from crossmember end of torque
On M983 there are two shims between No. 3 torque rod bracket and crossmember.
Remove torque rod (5) from vehicle. Bracket (6) attached to frame crossmember (7) will also
come free when torque rod is removed from No. 2, 3, or 4 axle.