b. Check the adjustments for the last time by operating the vehicle. If all adjustments are correct, the
vehicle is ready to go back to work.
2-14. INSPECTION INSTRUCTIONS
a. General. All components and parts must be carefully checked to determine if they are serviceable for
reuse, if they can be repaired, or if they must be scrapped.
b. Drilled and Tapped (Threaded) Holes.
Inspect for wear, distortion (stretching), cracks, or any other damage in or around holes.
Inspect threaded areas for wear, distortion, or evidence of cross-threading.
Mark all damaged areas for repair or replacement.
c. Metal Lines, Flexible Lines (Hoses) and Fittings.
Inspect lines for sharp kinks, cracks, bends, or dents.
Inspect flexible lines for fraying, evidence of leakage, or loose fittings or connectors.
Check all fittings and connectors for thread damage. Check for hex heads that are worn or rounded
by poorly fitting wrenches.
Mark all damaged material for repair or replacement.
Inspect all ferrous and nonferrous castings for cracks using a magnifying glass and strong light.
Refer to MIL-I-6866, Inspection, Liquid Penetrant Methods, and MIL-I-6868, Inspection Process,
Particularly check areas around studs, pipe plugs, threaded inserts, and sharp corners. Replace all
Inspect machined surfaces for nicks, burrs, or raised metal. Mark damaged areas for repair or
Inspect all pipe plugs, pipe plug openings, screws, and screw openings for damaged or stripped
Check all gasket mating surfaces, flanges on housings, and supports for warpage with a
straightedge or surface plate. Inspect mating flanges for discolorations that may indicate
persistent oil leakage.
Check all castings for conformance to applicable repair standards.
e. Bearings. Refer to TM9-214 for inspection of bearings. Check all bearings for conformance to applicable
f. Studs, Bolts, and Screws. Replace if threads are damaged, bent, loose, or stretched.