TM 5-4320-275-13 & P
FRAME ASSEMBLY (CONT)
9. Hitch pins
Inspect hitch pins for cracks and spring tension.
If pins are cracked or if they have no spring
tension, replace them.
Inspect for cracked; or damaged links. Replace
the chain if cracked or if damage affects the
connecting of the chain to the hitch pin or
Inspect for distortion or damage to the cotter
pin holes. Notify direct support maintenance if
distortion or damage is evident.
Inspect for thread damage. Replace damaged
Clean parts in a well-ventilated area. Avoid inhalation of solvent fumes and prolonged
exposure of skin to cleaning solvent. Wash exposed skin thoroughly. Dry cleaning solvent
(fed spec P-D-680) used to. clean parts is potentially dangerous to personnel and property.
Do not use near open flame or excessive heat. Flash point of solvent is 100° F (38° C).
13. Hitch pins,
Immerse hitch pins and chains in cleaning solvent,
P-D-680. After cleaning, wipe dry.
14. Frame, axle,
Clean frame and axle with dry cleaning solvent,
P-D-680. Use a stiff-bristle brush to remove caked