4-205. TIRES REPLACEMENT. (Continued)
Do not stand over tire when
inflating. Bead may break when
If the spacing is uneven around the
beads snap over safety hump and
bead from side to side, repeat
cause serious personal injury.
steps a through c, then recheck.
mounting and inflation procedures
are especially important with radial
Failure to follow these
deformation due to incorrect bead
seating. Bead deformation may
lead to chafing, lower sidewall and
bead area packing, eccentric wear,
ride vibration and nonretreadable
d. Install valve core and inflate to proper pressure.
Check the locating rings (2) of the tire to be sure
they show around the rim flanges on both sides.
Before re-installing the wheels,
remove any build up of corrosion
e. Check the spacing between the rim flange and
on the wheel mounting surface and
one of the three lower sidewall rim line rings
disc mounting surface by scraping
while the tire is laying flat to verify bead seating.
and wire brushing.
Measurements must be taken each 90°degrees
wheels with out good metal-to-
around the circumference of the rim flange.
metal contact at the mounting
surfaces can cause wheel nuts to
loosen. This can lead to a wheel
coming off while the vehicle is
moving, causing loss of control.