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DISASSEMBLY -- CHASSIS
-Install the rim protectors (special tools) around the
valve stem
.
Lubricate the tire irons and rim protectors
with a soap and water solution, or rubber lubricant.
-Step on the side of the tire opposite the valve stem,
and start prying the tire off the rim near the valve
stem with tire irons (special
tools).
A. Rim Protectors (57001·1063)
B. Tire Irons (57001-1073)
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irons. A scratched surface may allow air to leak.
Air Sealing Surfaces
1.
Air Sealing Surfaces
NOTE: For easier removal
,
always position the tire
bead opposite the valve stem in the rim well, and pry
the tire bead a little at a time
.
-After removing the bead on one side, turn the
wheel
over and remove the other side.
-Remove the rim from the tire.
-Remove the rim protectors from the rim
.
Installation:
e<:heck the tire for wear and damage (See
Pg. 213).
Re-
place it with a new one if
necessary.
NOTE:
Refer to
Pg.
213 for tire repair.
-Check the rim for damage (See
Pg.
216)
.
Replace it
with a new one if necessary
.
e<:lean the sealing surfaces of the rim and smooth them
with a fine emery cloth if necessary
.
-Replace the valve with a new
one.
Tighten the mount-
ing nut and locknut to 0.13 kg-m (113 in-Ibs)
oftorque.
Valve
1.
Locknut
4.
Cast Wheel
2.
Nut
5. Grommet
3.
Washer
6. Valve Stem
-Apply a soap and water
solution,
or rubber lubricant
to the rim
flanges,
rim
protectors,
tire beads, and tire
irons.
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