skin to cleaning solvent.
c. Reassembly and Installation. Reassembly and
exposed skin thoroughly.
installation is essentially the reverse of removal and
cleaning solvent (Fed. Spec. P-D-680)
disassembly. Refer to figure 6-1. Note the following:
used to clean parts is potentially
(1) The leaf spring can be installed with
property. Do not use near open
either end toward the front of the chassis.
flame or excessive heat. Flash point
of solvent is 100 F. to 138 F. (38 C. to
(2) Make sure you install the shock
absorbers with the proper end up.
(1) Clean the shock absorbers with a cloth
(3) Remove blocking and lower unit to the
dampened with cleaning solvent (Fed. Spec. P-D-680).
ground. Rock the unit on its springs to check for free
spring movement and for proper dampening of spring
movement by the shock absorbers.
(2) Steam-clean the axle and springs. If
steam cleaning equipment is not available, flush the
6-3. Chassis Frame
parts with a water-pressure hose. Remove greasy and
gummy deposits with cleaning solvent.
a. Removal and Disassembly.
(3) Clean all remaining parts with cleaning
(1) Remove the pump and bearing housing
solvent; dry thoroughly.
assembly (para 2-9).
(4) Inspect all parts for rust, corrosion,
(2) Remove the engine (para 2-11).
chipped paint, and distortion.
Remove rust and
corrosion with a metal scraper and wire brush. Prime
(3) Remove the battery box and tool box
and paint bare surfaces.
(TM 5-4320-234-12, para 4-54).
(5) Inspect the axle for cracks, distortion, or
(4) Remove the fuel tank (TM 5-4320-234-
damaged threads. Inspect the axle spindle ends for
12, para 4-22).
scored or damaged bearing surfaces.
(5) Remove the wheel and hub assemblies
(TM 5-4320-234-12, para 4-52).
(6) Inspect the springs for cracked or broken
leaves, distortion, or fatigue. Replace damaged or weak
(6) Remove the axle and suspension
system (para 6-2).
(7) Inspect the shock absorbers for
(7) With the chassis frame supported on
distortion, missing or damaged bushings, leaking, and
blocks, disassemble the chassis in the sequence
other damage. Check that the compression stroke
indicated in figure 6-2.
resistance is sufficient. Replace worn or damaged