13-4. LOWER UNIT MAINTENANCE (VR11) (Cont).
a. Clean all metal parts with dry cleaning solvent
(Item 16, Appendix E) and dry with clean rags
(Item 15, Appendix E).
b. Inspect parts for damage. Replace damaged parts.
c. Inspect springs for distortion. Replace springs if dis-
d. Clean dust boot with dishwashing compound
(Item 7, Appendix E) and water and allow to dry.
e. Inspect dust boot for cracks and tears. Replace dust
boot if cracked or torn.
Refer to Figure 13-14, Dust Boot Replacement
(VR11), for steps a and b.
a. Install sleeve bushing (29) on spring housing (13)
with new retaining ring (28).
b. Position boot retainer (27), dust boot (26), boot re-
tainer (25), and guide tube (8) on spring housing (1 3).
Refer to Figure 13-13, Piston Rod Replace-
ment (VR11), for steps c through e.
c. Install sleeve bushing (19) on piston rod (9).
d. Install piston rod (9) and two springs (20 and 21) in
spring housing (13).
e. install washer (22), piston (23), and new locknut (24)
on piston rod (9).
Refer to Figure 13-12, Lower Unit Lower
Springs Replacement (VR11), for steps f
f. Position three springs (14, 15, and 16) in spring hous-
Figure 13-13. Piston Rod Replacement (VR11 ).