Section III. DIRECT SUPPORT AND GENERAL SUPPORT MAINTENANCE
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.
Refer to Para 9-11 for specific inspection criteria for all intermodel containers.
c. Lubrication. General lubrication needed before assembly or installation is called out in the maintenance
procedures. Refer to Appendix K for additional lubrication requirements.
Refer to notes or diagrams made during disassembly to install precision matched or mated parts.
Check and record shimming requirements as applicable.
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.
Adjustments. Refer to Chapter 9 for flatrack adjustments.