4-27. Tire Carrier Assembly.
This task covers:
General Mechanics Automotive Tool Kit
Grease, Automotive and Artillery
(Item 1, Appendix B)
(Item 2, Appendix E)
Solvent, Dry Cleaning (Item 18, Appendix E)
Rag, Wiping (Item 12, Appendix E)
a. Repair. (figure 4-15
(1) Remove two nuts (1) securing wheel (2) to wheel support (3) to tire carrier bracket (4).
When pawl is released from the ratchet the weight of the wheel is free to fall. Do not allow wheel to free
fall from stowed position.
(2) Using suitable wrench, turn shaft (5) clockwise enough to remove pressure from pawl (6) and move pawl (6)
away from ratchet (7) on shaft (5), and lower wheel (2).
(3) Remove wheel support (3) from wheel (2).
(4) Remove four locknuts (8) and screws (9) and remove tire carrier bracket (4).