This task covers:
Shop Equipment, Automotive Maintenance and
ABS inflated, insulation removed
(reference TM 10-5410-228-10).
Remove/disassemble only to the extent necessary to remove or replace defective
assemblies/components. Use standard maintenance shop practices/procedures.
The inflation manifold does not need to be removed to replace air beams or hoses.
Close shut-off valve (1) for damaged air beam (2).
To prevent injury to personnel when removing air beam dump caps, grip dump cap firmly,
release latches slowly, and keep face away. The pressure may cause the dump caps to come
Release two latches (3) and remove camlock cap (4) for damaged air beam (2) from outside ABS.
Remove supply hose (5) and adapter (6) from air beam input port (7).
Remove lanyard (8) from camlock fitting (9).
Dump bulkhead fitting has left-hand threads.
Remove camlock fitting (9) from dump bulkhead fitting (12).
Remove nut (10) and gasket (11) securing dump bulkhead fitting (12) to ABS.
Remove air beam (2) from dump port opening in ABS wall.
Partially deflate air beams to lower ABS for ease of air beam removal.
Untie and remove lacing rope (13) from air beam (2). Save lacing rope (13) for installation of
new air beam.
Disconnect tie cords (14) on both ends of air beam from their attaching grommets.
(10) Remove air beam (2).