(9) Torque screws to 57±3 foot-pounds.
c. General Cleaning, Inspection and Repair.
(1) Clean the carriage and backrest
e. Reassembly. Reassemble the carriage and
components with soap and water and rinse with clean
backrest in the reverse order of disassembly. Using a
water. Clean bearings as follows:
grease gun, lubricate the wear strips.
Warning: Use an approved cleaning
f. Bearing Adjustment. For bearing adjustment,
solvent.Do not use compressed air to spin-dry
refer to paragraph 2-16.
(a) Clean bearings in an approved
a. Removal. Remove the forks (TM 10-3930620-
(b) Dry bearings thoroughly using a
clean lint-free cloth.
(1) Inspect the latch (5), clevis pin (3), spring
(c) Pack bearings by hand or by using a
(7), and lock pin (6) for signs of wear or damage. If any
of these parts are worn or damaged they must be
(d) that grease is introduced between
replaced as a unit.
balls and rollers.
(2) If the fork (I) is damaged, replace as
(e) If bearings are not to be installed
immediately, wrap bearings in clean oilproof paper to
keep them free of contaminents.
(2) Inspect the carriage and backrest for
cracked or broken welds, dents, bends, distortion and
other damage. Repair by welding if possible, or replace
(3) Inspect the rollers for distortion and
damage. They must turn freely on the carriage posts.
Replace rollers as necessary.
d. Side Shift Carriage Wear Strips. Bronze wear
strips are used in the side shift carriage to aid in reducing
sliding friction whenever the carriage is moved to the
right or left. Nine grease fittings located on the forward
side of the side shift carriage are used to lubricate the
Bronze wear strips will be replaced
whenever wear strips are less than 1/16 inch in
thickness. Proceed as follows:
(1) Remove seven flathead nylon screws
securing lower hanger bar to side shift carriage.
(2) Remove lower hanger bar end fork
(3) Using a suitable prying tool, loosen and
remove wear strips from fork carriage.
(4) Clean wear strip mating surfaces and
check for nicks, scratches, and uneven wear.
(5) Repair damaged areas, if required.
(6) Install new bronze wear strips and grease
fittings on fork carriage by snapping into holes provided.
(7) Apply a coating of grease to all wear strips
Figure 3-42. Fork assembly, exploded view
and mating surfaces.
(8) Position fork carriage and lower hanger
bar on side shift carriage and install seven flathead nylon