4-74. SPARE WHEEL CARRIER MAINTENANCE (Con't).
Remove two nuts (11 ) and Iockwashers (10) from each U-bolt (8). Discard Iockwashers.
Remove wire rope (9) from holes in shaft (l), lower member (7), and upper member (3).
Remove cotter pin (2) from shaft (1). Remove shaft from upper member (3). Discard cotter pin.
CLEANING AND INSPECTION
Remove all surface dirt with water and a stiff brush.
Inspect upper member and lower member for cracks or breaks in welds. Replace any part showing breaks in
Inspect ratchet wheel on shaft for wear and alinement. Check weld of ratchet and nut on shaft. Replace if
Check pawl (12) for wear and looseness of rivet (13). Replace pawl or rivet as necessary
Check U-bolts for stripped threads. Replace if necessary.
Check wire rope for frayed wire or undue wear. Replace if necessary.