CHAPTER 2. CARE, MAINTENANCE, AND INSPECTION (Con't)
SECTION IV. DIRECT SUPPORT MAINTENANCE (Con't)
2-35. NONDEMOUNTABLE FLAT BASE RIM TUBE TIRE MAINTENANCE.
This Task Covers:
With the nondemountable rim, the tire will
be demounted and mounted with rim
remaining on vehicle. Jack up vehicle. Refer
to appropriate vehicle maintenance TM for
jacking instructions and safety precautions.
Inflator-gage, pneumatic tire (includes 10'
hose) (Item 30, Appendix B)
Two tire irons, curved flat type (Item 34,
Tire iron, lockring type (Item 35, Appendix
Tire and rim lubricant (Item 90, 91 or 92,
Personnel Required: Two
1. Remove valve core and deflate tire (see paragraph 2-26). Run a piece of wire through valve stem to
ensure that it is not plugged.
When dislodging tire beads, lockring, or side ring flanges, be absolutely certain no air pressure
remains in the tire. Serious injury or death could result.
Use care when demounting tires to avoid damaging tire beads or bead seats.
Never use petroleum based products such as oil or grease when demounting/mounting tires
from rims. Petroleum based products have a severe degrading affect on tire rubber. Use only
approved tire and rim lubricant.
2. Insert a curved flat tire iron (1) between tire bead
and outer rim flange (2).
3. Working progressively around rim, work outer
tire bead completely free of outer rim flange.
4. Work outer rim flange (2) inward away from
lockring (3), enough to permit removal of