4-29. WHEELS AND TIRES
This task covers
Shop Equipment, Automotive
30, Appendix E Tire Bead Lubricant
Maintenance and Repair,
PERSONNEL REQUIRED - 2
Wheel Removed from Truck (see para. 4-29.1)
Remove valve core slowly and allow all
air to escape.
Place wheel and tire assembly on wooden
Beat side of tire with hammer to break tire
to rim seal.
Insert curved end of two tire irons
between rim and tire bead about 5 in. (12
Force both tools down and out to lift bead
over wheel rim.
Leave one tool in place and put second 5
in. (12 cm) away from first position.
Repeat steps 5 and 6 until side of tire is
removed from rim.
Turn tire over, and repeat steps 3 thru 6
driving other edge of tire over same side
of rim as the first.
(8) Remove valve stem from rim.
Use wire brush to remove all dirt and corrosion from rim.
Inspect rim for cracks, deep pitting or dents.
Replace rim if any significant damage is found (e.g. cracked weld, bent rim ).
Repaint rim as required.