10.5. Cuffs of hinges of a steering trapeze

Defective cuffs have to be replaced urgently since the dirt which got into the hinge puts it out of action for a short time. In doubtful cases the tip of the lever or all steering trapeze assembled is replaced.


1. Remove a steering trapeze.
2. Remove a flat spring ring (3) by means of the screw-driver.
3. Remove a cuff (2) together with a round spring ring (10) up.
4. Instruction: in case of a cuff of the ball hinge between draft and the lever of a trapeze arrive in the same way, but the lever tip has to be unscrewed before.


1. Remove lubricant and fill the ball hinge about 3 cm3 of multi-purpose grease, for example, of Shell Retinax A.
2. Insert a new spring ring (10) of round section into a rubber cuff.
3. Put on a rubber cuff (2) through a hinge pin.
4. Put a flat spring ring (3) by means of the screw-driver with the rounded edges not to damage a rubber cuff.
5. Put into place a steering trapeze.