8-7.1. INNER RIM STUD MAINTENANCE (24-STUD)
This task covers:
b. Cleaning and Inspection
General Safety Instructions
General mechanic's tool kit:
· Always wear eye protection when replacing
automotive (Appendix B, Item 1)
· Ensure tire is totally deflated before
removing wheel locknuts.
Twenty-four locknuts (Appendix A, Item 84)
· Never use wheel assemblies with damaged
· Never inflate a wheel assembly without
first checking wheel locknut torques.
· Always use an OSHA approved tire
TB 9-2320-335-13&P, Appendix E
inflation cage and a clip-on air chuck for
Wheel removed (TM 9-2320-387-24-1).
Always wear eye protection when replacing wheel studs. Severe
eye injury may result if metal chips contact eyes.
Perform steps 1 through 4 for stud removal without disassembly
of wheel. Perform steps 5 and 6 for stud removal with
Place wheel assembly in OSHA approved tire inflation cage.
In all assembly operations, ensure the tire is totally deflated
before removing wheel locknuts. Failure to follow proper safety
precautions may result in serious injury or death.
Remove valve core (3) from valve bore (4) and deflate tire (1). Run a wire through valve bore (4) to
ensure it is not plugged.
When tire (1) is fully deflated, loosen wheel locknut (2) from each side of the broken stud(s) (5). If
you hear escaping air, do not proceed. Wait until the sound stops and recheck valve bore (4). When
you are certain tire is fully deflated, proceed to remove wheel locknut (2). Discard locknut (2).