Suspension Maintenance Instructions (Cont)
Front and Rear Spring Disassembly
Spring for M977 shown. Other springs similar.
M1977-CBT rear springs do not have clips,
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Remove two nuts (1), screws (2), and
Spring is compressed under pressure and
could cause injury if not disassembled
Some spring assemblies have screws with
Compress spring (4), remove nut (5), and screw (6).
Disassemble spring (4) and lay out all plates.
Remove main plate (7) from wrapper
Inspect screws and nuts for damaged threads. Inspect screws for wear on shaft. Replace screws
and nuts if worn or damaged.
Adhesives, solvents, and sealing compounds can burn easily, can give off harmful
vapors, and are harmful to skin and clothing. To avoid injury or death, keep away
from open fire and use in well-ventilated area. If adhesive, solvent, or sealing
compound gets on skin or clothing, wash immediately with soap and water.
Clean spring plates with drycleaning solvent and cloth.
Inspect spring plates for cracks and breaks. If any plates other than main, wrapper, or No. 3
spring plates are cracked or broken, replace entire spring assembly.
Inspect spring eye bushings for breaks or worn-out condition.
If bushings are broken or worn-out,
replace main plate.
Replace all cracked or broken parts.