REPAIR PITCH LINK
ASSEMBLE PITCH LINK
Assemble pitch link as follows:
Coat thread of rod-ends (10 and 11). Use
antiseize compound (E75).
Do not install rod-end that has bearing
staking marks. Staking marks will
cause rod-end failure.
Pitch link 114R3611-1 has a
turnbuckle with a lower threaded area
longer than the upper threaded area.
To assure both inspection holes are
covered simultaneously, thread the
lower rod end into the turnbuckle 12
turns before threading the upper rod
Install left-hand thread checknut (15) onto
upper rod-end (10). Install right-hand thread
checknut (16) onto lower rod-end (11).
Position indicator sleeves (18) on rod-ends
(10 and 11) with flanges (21) toward
checknuts (15 and 16).
Fit lower rod-end (11) through tapered end of
Align fork on lower rod-end with locator pin in
Turnbuckle end with markings has
left-hand thread. This screws onto
upper rod-end with left-hand thread.
Have helper keep rod-ends (10 and 11)
aligned. Screw turnbuckle (17) onto upper
rod-end (10). Turnbuckle will also screw
onto lower rod-end (11). Fork (22) must be
positioned on pin (19).
Check inspection holes (23). Turn turnbuckle
(17) until shoulders (24) appear in both holes.