8-8. INNER RIM STUD MAINTENANCE
This task covers:
b. Cleaning and Inspection
General mechanics tool kit:
automotive (Appendix B, Item 1)
Wheel removed (para. 8-3).
General Safety Instructions
Always wear eye protection when replacing wheel
Ensure tire is totally deflated before removing
Never use wheel assemblies with damaged studs.
Never inflate a wheel assembly without first
checking wheel locknut torques.
Always use a tire inflation cage and a clip-on air
chuck for tire inflation.
W A R N I NG
Always wear eye protection when replacing wheel studs. Severe eye
injury may result if metal chips contact eyes.
Perform steps 1 through 4 for stud removal without disassembly of
wheel. Perform steps 5 and 6 for stud removal with disassembled wheel.
1. Place wheel assembly in tire inflation cage.
W A R N I NG
In all assembly operations, ensure the tire is totally deflated before
removing wheel locknuts. Failure to follow proper safety precautions
may result in serious injury or death.
Remove valve core (3) from valve bore (4) and deflate tire (1). Run a wire through valve bore (4) to
ensure it is not plugged.
When tire (1) is fully deflated, loosen wheel locknut (2) from each side of the broken stud(s) (5). If
you hear escaping air, do not proceed. Wait until the sound stops and recheck valve bore (4). When
you are certain tire is fully deflated, proceed to remove wheel locknut (2). Discard locknut (2).