RADIAL TIRE, WHEEL, AND RUNFLAT REPAIR (Cont).
O-ring sealing surfaces and pressure relief grooves must be kept clean and free of rust and dirt. Failure to
do so could cause the wheel assembly to separate under pressure, causing serious injury or death.
Using wire brush, clean studs (24). Clean all dirt and foreign material from rim halves (1) and (4) with detergent
and water and allow to air dry. Ensure O-ring sealing surfaces (25) and pressure relief grooves (26) on rim halves
(1) and (4) are smooth and clean.
Inspect rim halves (1) and (4) for cracks, damaged sealing surfaces (25), or oversized mounting holes. Replace
rim halves (1) or (4) if cracked, bent, or if mounting holes are oversized.
Never use wheel assemblies with studs that are damaged, loose, or have damaged threads. Damaged
studs can cause improper assembly, which could cause individual fasteners to fail. Any of these
situations could cause serious injury of death.
Inspect inner rim half(4) for cracked, broken, rusted, pitted, bent, or loose studs (24) and studs (24) with
damaged, mutilated, or deformed threads. Replace studs (24) if damaged, loose, or threads are damaged.
Inspect valve core (8) for cracks or deterioration. Replace valve core (8) if cracked or deteriorated.
Perform steps 11 and 12 only if valve bore and insert were removed
Inspect valve bore (9) for cracks or deterioration. Replace valve bore (9) if cracked or deteriorated
Inspect insert (10) for damage Replace insert (10) if damaged.
Refer to TM 9-2610-200-14 for maintenance and repair of tires