Mazda Trucks 1987-1993 Repair Guide

Spring Lock Coupling

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 and 2

The spring lock coupling is held together by a garter spring inside a circular cage. When the coupling is connected together, the flared end of the female fitting slips behind the garter spring inside the cage of the male fitting. The garter spring and cage then prevent the flared end of the female fitting from pulling out of the cage. As an additional locking feature, most vehicles have a horseshoe-shaped retaining clip that improves the retaining reliability of the spring lock coupling.



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Fig. Fig. 1: Spring lock fitting removal and installation procedures



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Fig. Fig. 2: Spring lock horseshoe-shaped retaining clip installation

 
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