Compressed air for cleaning purposes will not exceed
30 psi. Particles blown by compressed air are
hazardous. Make certain the air stream is directed
away from user and other personnel in the area. To
prevent injury, user must wear protective goggles or
face shield when using compressed air.
(4) Blow out all tapped (threaded) holes with compressed air to remove dirt and
Electrical Cables, Flexible Hose and Oil Seals.
Do not use dry cleaning solvent to clean rubber,
plastic, or synthetic materials. Washing oil seals,
electrical cables and flexible hoses with dry cleaning
solvents or mineral spirits will cause serious damage
or destroy the material.
Wash electrical cables and flexible hose with water and
mild soap solution and wipe dry. Oil seals are
generally damaged during removal, so cleaning will not
be necessary since new seals will be used in assembly.
Do not use a dry brush or compressed air to clean
brakeshoes. There may be asbestos dust on brakeshoes
which can be dangerous to your health if you breath
it. (Brakeshoe must be wet, and a soft bristle brush
must be used.) Rinse and allow to dry.
e. Bearings. Refer to TM 9-214 for instructions and procedures covering care
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
Drilled and Tapped (Threaded) Holes.
(1) Inspect for wear, distortion (stretching), cracks or any other damage in or