CHAPTER 2. CARE, MAINTENANCE, AND INSPECTION (Con't)
SECTION III. UNIT MAINTENANCE (Con't)
2-29. RUNFLAT TIRE MAINTENANCE (HMMWV) (Con't).
a. DEMOUNTING (Con't)
Never inflate assembly with wheel locknuts removed in an attempt to separate inner and outer
rim halves. The assembly will separate under pressure resulting in serious injury or death.
3. When tire (6) is fully deflated, remove wheel assembly from inflation safety cage and place flat on
floor with valve stem (3) facing up.
4. Using a circular pattern, loosen eight self-locking nuts (1) on studs (9) securing rim halves (2 and 8)
together. If you hear escaping air. DO NOT proceed. Wait until the sound stops and recheck valve stem.
When you are certain tire (6) is fully deflated, remove and discard self-locking nuts.
5. Remove rim half (2) from
6. Remove tire (6) from rim
7. Remove preformed packing
(7) from rim half (8) .Cut
preformed packing in half to
ensure that it is not reused.
Discard preformed packing.
8. Remove four self-locking
nuts (12) and flange bolts (10)
securing runflat halves (11)
together. Discard self-locking
9. Remove runflat halves (11)
from tire (6).
10. Remove balance weights
(5) from rim halves (2 and 8) if
present. Discard balance