CHAPTER 2. CARE, MAINTENANCE, AND INSPECTION (Con't)
SECTION III. UNIT MAINTENANCE (Con't)
2-27. AUTOMOTIVE AND LIGHT TRUCK TIRE MAINTENANCE (Con't).
a. DEMOUNTING (Con't)
2. Tube Tires. Push tube valve stem (5) through valve hole (8) in rim (10) and remove inner tube
3. All Tires.
(a) Stand tire (9) and rim (10) upright and push rim down so that inner tire bead is in drop-center well
(b) Using tire iron (1) placed between rim flange (2) and inner tire bead, work tire (9) off rim (10).
b. RIM MAINTENANCE
1. All Tires.
(a) Inspect rim and rim flanges for damage or abnormal wear. Check for elongated mounting holes in
(b) Inspect rim for cracks, splits, or tears.
(c) Check rim diameter. Ensure that rim diameter matches tire diameter.
(d) Remove rust, oil, and tire and rim lubricant resides from rim.
2. Tubeless Tires. Inspect tire valve stem. Replace if damaged or deteriorated.