3-12. Rear Winch Cable Assembly.
This task covers: Service
Bay removed (para. 2-16).
Exposed Wire Lubricant (Item 5, Appendix E)
Solvent, Dry Cleaning (Item 18, Appendix E)
a. Service. (figure 3-8)
Always wear leather gloves when handling winch cable. Never allow cable to run through hands.
Failure to maintain tension on cable while winch drum is turning will cause cable to become snarled on
(1) Payout Cable (1) fully.
Dry cleaning solvent, PD-680,
used to clean parts is potentially dangerous to personnel and property.
Avoid repeated and prolonged skin contact. Do not use near open flame or excessive heat. Flash point
of solvent is 100-138 °F (39-59 °C).
(2) Clean Cable (1) with dry cleaning solvent, and dry thoroughly.
(3) Inspect cable (1) and notify supervisor if there are broken strands, kinks, fraying or pinched areas.
(4) Coat cable (1) and drum (2) with exposed wire lubricant.
(5) Pay in cable (1) and ensure cable winds properly around winch drum (2).