4-26. DRIVE LINES, POWER TRAIN - Continued
Death or serious injury could occur if
compressed air is directed against the
skin. Do not use compressed air for
pressure is/has been reduced to 30
psi (2.11 kg/cm2) or less. When
working with compressed air always
use chip guards, eye protection and
other personal protective equipment.
After washing, dry the components using
Inspect splines and threads for damage
such as wear, pitting, flaking, rolling,
peening and fatigue cracks.
Install slip yoke assembly on to splined
Using an opposing to and fro twisting
motion visually check the movement
between the two shafts. If play seems to
be excessive, use a dial gauge to
measure the movement. The movement
must not exceed 0.007 in. (0.18 mm).
Inspect dust cap. If it is severely bent, or
threads are stripped, replace it.
Qualify cross hole alinement, see para. 4-
Evidence of damage of any kind is cause
for rejection. Replace component or
assembly as required.
Install splined stub shaft into slip yoke
Ensure that both yokes are in matched
Using pliers, Install and tighten dust cap.
Once assembled, lubricate the slip joint
assembly until grease (item 16, Appendix
E) is expelled from pressure relief hole in
welch plug. Cover pressure relief hole
and continue lubricating until grease
appears at slip yoke dust cap (1).