GENERAL MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
The maintenance practices in this chapter must be followed when working on the transmission.
The maintenance procedures in this manual cover normal maintenance situations You may find
a situation where the procedure will not work because of contamination, overheating, or
excessive wear. For example, a bearing may have to be pressed out instead of lifted out as
instructed in the procedure.
When a maintenance practice or procedure does not seem to be working for you, talk to your
maintenance officer before trying any other method of doing the task. A bad method could
damage good parts or cause unnecessary damage to the transmission.
3-1. CARE IN HANDLING
Care in Handling
Torque Specifications and Tightening
Removing or Installing Connectors
Removing or Installing Bearings
Mandatory Replacement Parts
Parts Requirements for Preliminary Procedures
Locally Fabricated Shop Aids
Oil Analysis Program for Transmission
Supplemental Maintenance Instructions
Protective covers on threads, pilot diameters, or splines must be of such
configuration as to prevent further assembly unless the covers are first
removed. If protective covers are left in the transmission, the transmission may
not operate properly.
Protect all threads, splines, and pilot diameters.
Parts must be handled carefully to prevent
nicking, scratching, or denting.
Parts that operate with close tolerances will not function
properly, even if slightly damaged.
Parts requiring smooth sealing surfaces may leak if
scratched; such parts should be carefully handled and protected. Use suitable containers and
parts receptacles for storage.