Section III. DIRECT SUPPORT AND GENERAL SUPPORT MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
This section will cover Direct Support and General Support Maintenance procedures for the flatrack. All Direct
Support Maintenance procedures are listed first followed by all General Support Maintenance procedures. The
following are general maintenance procedures to keep in mind:
Removal and Disassembly.
(1) Precision matched or mated components, assemblies, subassemblies, or parts (other than common
hardware) should be marked, handled and stored to preclude damage and to ensure reassembly and installation in
their matched positions.
(2) Do not separate bonded, press-fitted, soldered, welded, or riveted parts unless such removal is necessary to
clean, inspect, or test that part separately.
Inspect for loose, missing or damaged parts.
Check for cracks, rust or pits, especially at weld points.
Inspect all parts to determine if they conform to the wear limits, fits and tolerances established.
c. Lubrication. General lubrication needed before assembly or installation is called out in the maintenance
Refer to notes or diagram made during disassembly to install precision matched or mated parts.
Check and record shimming requirements as applicable.
Torque bolts and nuts as noted in the maintenance procedure.
e. Testing. If needed, test procedures to verify proper operation will be called out in the maintenance procedure.
Perform testing as it is listed.
(1) Perform alignment and adjustment procedures as listed in the maintenance procedure. Complete any
testing required before the flatrack is returned to operation.
Pay special attention to requirements for lockwiring, installing cotter pins and similar operations.
g. Adjustments. Refer to Chapter 4 for flatrack adjustments. No adjustments to the flatrack are authorized at
the Direct Support/General Support level.