Do not remove retaining ring from indicator rod. Retaining ring and indicator rod groove may be damaged if retaining ring is removed.
3. REMOVE RESERVOIR PISTON.
a. Place wiping rag on a clean, flat surface and position damper housing assembly (1) on wiping rag with indicator rod (4) at top.
b. Lift damper housing assembly (1) 6 in. (152.4 mm) above wiping rag and pull lock pin(s) (5) out of indicator rod (4), releasing tension on reservoir piston helical spring (15).
c. Pull reservoir piston (16) from damper housing assembly (1).
d. Remove reservoir piston helical spring (15), packing retainer (17), and preformed packing (18) from reservoir piston (16). Discard packing retainer and preformed packing.
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