PISTON, CONNECTING ROD, AND BEARINGS REMOVAL
THIS TASK COVERS:
Two nylon guide screws (15434) 3375601
Piston ring expander (15434) ST-763
Camshaft and cam followers removed (para. 3-28).
SPECIAL ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
Work area clean and away from blowing dirt and
Cloth, crocus (Appendix C, Item 4)
GENERAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Automotive repairman MOS 63H
Eye protection must be worn when using wire brush
Eye protection must be worn when using wire brush for cleaning. Failure to do so may
result in injury to personnel.
This task covers removal of one piston, connecting rod, and bearing assembly. Removal of
the remaining five assemblies is the same. Parts are not interchangeable and must be
identified with each assembly as it is removed.
Cylinder block (11)
a. Place in vertical position with
rear of block down.
b. Using a rotary wire brush or
This step is performed so rings
aluminum bladed scraper, clean
will not snap or chip when piston
all carbon deposits from upper
and connecting rod assembly is
inside wall of cylinder liner (9).
removed. Use lint-free cloth to
remove loose debris from cylinder
Rotate until connecting rod cap (7)
Two rod screws (8)
a. Loosen until there is approxi-
mately 3/8 in. (9.5 mm) between
head of screws (8) and connecting
rod cap (7).
b. Using soft-nose hammer, tap
on heads of screws (8) until
connecting rod cap (7) and piston
and connecting rod assembly (5)
c. Remove from piston and connect-
ing rod assembly (5) and connect-
ing rod cap (7).