THREADED INSERT REPLACEMENT (Contd)
Removal and installation of all threaded inserts on either ramp or
interior bays are performed the same way.
Using drill, remove damaged or stripped threaded insert (1).
Clean chips out of threaded insert hole.
Use drill bit that is specified for the size of threaded insert (3) to be installed.
Use tap to thread hole for insert (3).
Fine threaded inserts must be prewound on fine thread insert
mandrel to reduce insert diameter be for installing insert into
Coarse thread inserts can be installed without prewinding insert
using coarse thread insert mandrel.
Coat insert with unlike metal compound prior to installation.
Install threaded insert (3) on insert mandrel with tang (2) down.
Using insert mandrel, install threaded insert (3) in tapped hole.
Using insert mandrel, break off tang (2) on threaded insert (3) and remove insert mandrel from
threaded insert (3) and tang from bottom of hole.
Connect inner and outer pontons (WP 0023 00 or WP 0042 00), if necessary.
Install ramp bay or interior bay on transporter (TM 5-5420-278-10).