RADIAL TIRE, WHEEL, AND RUNFLAT REPAIR (Cont).
DO NOT use tire machine. Injury to personnel or damage to equipment may result.
Place wheel assembly in a tire inflation cage.
In all disassembly operations, ensure the tire is totally deflated before removing wheel locknuts. Failure to
follow proper safety precautions could cause injury or death.
Remove valve core (8) from valve bore (9) and deflate tire (6) Run a piece of wire through valve bore (9) to
make sure it is not plugged
When tire (6) is fully deflated, use a circular pattern and loosen 12 wheel locknuts (2) securing rim halves (1) and
(4) together. If you hear escaping air, do not proceed. Wait until the sound stops and recheck valve bore (9). When
you are certain the tire (6) is fully deflated, proceed to remove wheel locknuts (2). Discard locknuts (2).
Never inflate a wheel assembly with the wheel locknuts removed in an attempt to separate inner and outer
rim halves. The assembly will separate under pressure, resulting in serious injury or death.
Remove outer rim half (1) from tire (6).
Perform steps 5 and 6 only if damage to valve bore, insert, or O-ring is evident.
Remove valve bore (9) from insert (10). Remove insert (10) and locknut (12) from outer rim (1). Discard locknut
Remove O-ring (11) from insert (10) Discard O-ring (11).
Remove O-ring seal (5) from inner rim half (4). Cut O-ring seal (5) in two to make sure that it cannot be reused.
Discard O-ring seal (5).
Remove tire (6) from rim half (4).
Remove balance weights (3) from rim halves (1) and (4), if present. Discard balance weights (3).
Remove runflat spacer (7) from tire (6)
Lay tire (6) flat.