4-53. SPARE WHEEL AND TIRE CARRIER ASSEMBLY MAINTENANCE (Cont).
Remove four nuts (10), Iockwasher (9), capscrews (11), and upper member (3) from frame. Discard
Remove cotter pin (8) and wire rope (7) from shaft (1), Slide shaft out of upper member (3), Discard cotter pin.
CLEANING AND INSPECTION
Remove all surface dirt from tire carrier assembly with water and stiff brush.
Inspect upper member for cracks, breaks, or twists. Straighten upper member if twisted or bent.
Inspect shaft for wear and alinement. Inspect ratchet (16) and nut on shaft for cracks or wear.
Inspect pawl for wear or looseness of rivet (15).
Inspect U-bolts for tightness. Inspect attaching capscrews and nuts for cracks or stripped threads,
Inspect wire rope for frayed wire or excessive wear,
Replace all damaged or worn parts. Repaint as necessary.
Lubricate all points according to Lubrication Instructions (Chapter 3, Section l).