All damaged areas should be marked for repair or replacement.
All components and parts must be carefully checked to determine if they are serviceable for use,
can be repaired, or must be scrapped.
Inspect drilled and tapped (threaded) holes for the following:
Wear, distortion, cracks, and any other damage in or around holes.
Threaded areas for wear distortion (stretching) and evidence of cross-threading.
Inspect metal lines, flexible lines or hoses, and metal fittings and connectors for the following:
Metal lines for sharp kinks, cracks, bad bends, and dents.
Flexible lines or hoses for fraying, evidence of leakage, and loose metal fittings or connectors.
Metal fittings and connectors for thread damage and worn or rounded hex heads.
Inspect castings forging, and machined metal parts for the following:
Machined surfaces for nicks, burrs, scoring, grooves, raised metal wear, and other damage.
Inner and outer surfaces for breaks and cracks.
Inspect bearings in accordance with TM 9-214.
Follow these general practices when performing disassembly and assembly procedures:
Keep major components together whenever possible and practical.
Tag hoses, electrical wires, cables, and harnesses to identify them and aid during installation.
Keep related parts together for identification purposes.
Temporarily install attaching hardware such as screws, bolts, washers, and nuts to prevent
Only disassemble to the point of the problem.
Ensure that parts are clean and lubricated before assembly.
Refer to Appendix I for detailed illustrated instructions on proper lubrication. The following are
some general practices to used:
Always use the correct lubricant.
Clean all fittings prior to lubrication.