WHEEL AND TIRE MAINTENANCE. (cont)
Tire Removal. (Sheet 2 of 5)
All air must be exhausted from tire.
Check the valve stem by running a piece
of wire through it to make sure that it is
Remove valve cap (1, Figure 7-1) and exhaust air
Using pneumatic tire valve repair tool, remove
valve core (2).
Using a hammer and pry bars, remove lock
Using a tire iron, break seal between tire bead and
wheel rim around entire circumference of tire, inserting
pieces of spare metal stock to prevent tire from reseating
itself on wheel rim.
Using pry bars, remove flange (4).
Remove and discard preformed packing (5).
Weight of wheel and tire assembly is
approximately 485 lbs. for the front wheel
and 430 lbs. for the rear wheel. Use
suitable hoist and sling for lifting. Failure
to do so may cause INJURY. If you are
injured, seek medical aid immediately.
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