4-65. FLATRACK LOCK AIR CHAMBER CAGE/UNCAGE.
This task covers:
c. Follow-On Maintenance
Tools and Special Tools
Tool Kit, General Mechanic's: Automotive
Wheels chocked, (Para 2-20)
(Item 50, Appendix J)
Flatrack lock air chamber contains a spring that is under great pressure. Never work
directly behind flatrack lock air chamber or attempt to disassemble flatrack lock air
chamber. Serious injury or death could result to personnel.
If top of flatrack air chamber is clogged with mud, sand, or dirt, do not proceed with caging
operation unless flatrack air chamber can be cleared or serious injury or death could result
Caging bolts, nuts and washers must be removed from brake air chambers to cage the
flatrack lock air chambers. The caging bolts are the same on both types of air chambers.
Remove nut (1) and washer (2) from caging bolt (3) and remove caging bolts (3) from two brake
chambers (4) on any axle.