TIRE, WHEEL, AND RUNFLAT MAINTENANCE (Cont'd)
8-4. TIRE, WHEEL, AND RUNFLAT MAINTENANCE (Cont'd)TM 9-2320-280-20-2Change 28-117.Inspect inside diameter fins (9) and center section fins (10) of runflat halves (8) for cracks or brokensections. Replace runflat halves (8) if cracked or broken.8.Inspect outside diameter (11) of runflat halves (8) for total penetration cracks. Replace runflathalves (8) if cracked.WARNINGO-ring sealing surfaces and pressure relief grooves must be keptclean and free of rust and dirt. Failure to do so could cause thewheel assembly to separate under pressure if improperlydisassembled, causing serious injury or death.9.Using wire brush, clean studs (16). Clean all dirt and foreign material from rim halves (12) and (14)with soap and water and allow to air dry. Ensure O-ring sealing surfaces (17) and pressure reliefgrooves (15) on rim halves (12) and (14) are not cracked, bent, and do not have oversized mountingholes.10.Inspect rim halves (12) and (14) for cracks, bent sealing surfaces, or oversized mounting holes.Replace rim halves (12) or (14) if cracked, bent, or if mounting holes are oversized. WARNINGNever use wheel assemblies with studs which are damaged, loose,or have damaged threads. Damaged studs can cause improperassembly, which could cause individual fasteners to fail. Any ofthese situations could cause serious injury or death.11.Inspect rim half (14) for cracked, broken, rusted, pitted, bent, or loose studs (16).11.1.Inspect studs (16) for damaged or deformed threads. Replace studs (16) if threads are damaged or if studs (16) are damaged or loose (para. 8-8).12.Inspect valve stem (13) for cracks or deterioration. Replace valve stem (13) if cracked or deteriorated.
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