TM 9-2320-280-20-28-8. INNER RIM STUD MAINTENANCE (Contd)NOTEWhen replacing broken rim stud(s), replace studs on both sides of thebroken stud(s).4. Drive studs (1) out of inner rim (2). Discard studs (1).5. Disassemble wheel and runflat (para. 8-4 or 8-5.)6. Drive stud (3) out of inner rim half (4). Discard stud (3).b. Cleaning and Inspection1. Using wire brush, clean studs. Clean all dirt and foreign material from rim with soap and water andallow to air dry.W A R N I NGNever use wheel assemblies with studs which are damaged, loose, or havedamaged threads. Damaged studs can cause improper assembly, whichcould cause individual fasteners to fail. Any of these situations may resultin serious injury or death.2. Inspect inner rim (4) for cracked, broken, rusted, pitted, bent, or loose studs (3), and studs (3) withdamaged, mutilated, or deformed threads.c. Installation188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.9.8-28NOTEPerform steps 1 and 2 for stud installation with disassembled wheel. Performsteps 3 through 11 for stud installation without disassembly of wheel.Align splines on stud (3) with splines in inner rim (4) and drive stud (3) into inner rim (4) until studshoulder seats against inner rim (4).Assemble wheel and runflat (para. 8-4 or 8-5.).Align splines on stud (1) with splines in inner rim (2) and drive stud (1) into rim (2) until shoulder ofstud (1) seats against inner rim (2).Repeat step 3 for all studs (1) being replaced.CAUTIONTighten locknuts gradually to avoid bent and broken studs, or damage towheel components will result.Install locknuts (6) on studs (1).NOTEAfter replacing broken stud(s), all rim nuts must be retorqued.Tighten locknuts (6) to 85 lb-ft (115 N m) in sequence shown.Tighten locknuts (6) to 125 lb-ft ( 170 N m) in sequence shown.Check wheel assembly for gaps at each stud. Use a 0.0015 in. (0.038 mm) thickness gauge to detectgaps. If gaps are detected, disassemble and reassemble wheel assembly and recheck for gaps. If gapsare still detected, replace outer rim half (para. 8-4 or 8-5).Install valve core (7) in valve bore (8).
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