TM 10-1670-296-20&P 0017 00
Place the latch on a flat clean working area and using a 10-inch adjustable wrench; loosen the self-
locking nut on the upper retainer by turning the nut one to two turns counterclockwise.
If an impact driver is used, proper eye protection should be used for
protection against any metal chips that may be dislodged by the impact
If applicable, an impact driver set with 5/16-inch hex bit holder and
number two (2) Phillips head bit is a suitable substitution for a #3 Phillips
Using a #3 Phillips head screwdriver, remove the four crossed recessed machine screws holding the
side plates together. If the machine screws are difficult to remove, an impact wrench may be used.