STEERING CONTROL DISASSEMBLY
Inspect all moving surfaces to insure that they have not been scored or abraded by dirt particles or otherwise
disrupted. Smooth burnished surfaces are normal in many areas. Slightly scored parts can be cleaned with
600-grit abrasive paper by hand rubbing only.
To prepare all surfaces of the meter section for reassembly and insure that all edges of the parts are burr-free,
place a piece of 600-grit abrasive paper faceup on an extremely flat, clean, hard surface. The surface to be
used for this purpose should be as flat as plate glass or better. If the 600- grit paper is new, it should first be
rubbed down with a scrap steel part to remove sharp grit which would produce scratches. The ends of the star
gear can be used for this purpose if necessary. Then both sides of the ring gear, both sides of the plate, the
14- hole end of the housing and the flat side of the end cap should be cleaned lightly.
Stroke each surface across the abrasive several times and observe the part (refer to Fig. 23). Any small, bright
area near an edge indicates a burr which must be removed. Hold the part so that contact with the abrasive is
as flat as possible. (Do not push one edge down hard or the flatness will become rounded.) Check each part
after 6 to 10 strokes across the abrasive. After polishing each part, rinse clean in solvent and blow dry. Keep
these parts absolutely clean until they are assembled.