TM 10-1670-296-20&P 0017 00
Tighten cap screws making sure the parts move freely without binding.
Any surfaces of the latch that have bare metal exposed due to the cleaning procedures above must
be recoated with a preservative. Use spray solid film lubricant, type II, let air dry one-hour.
On latches manufactured prior to 2001; the upper retainer has a
semicircular shape that must be oriented to mate with the corresponding
semicircular shape in the side plate, otherwise it will not be possible to
properly assemble the side plates.
1. Position idler link in bottom latch plate with cap screws facing upand pin holes aligned.
2. Position catch between idler link arms aligning pinhole.
Idler Link Cap