GENERAL MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
THIS WP COVERS:
General, Work Safety, Cleaning Instructions, Inspection Instructions, Repair Instructions, Tagging Hoses
and Tubes, Painting and Stenciling, Piping Replacement, Lubrication Instructions, Torque Values, Decal
Tools and Special Tools
Tool kit, general mechanic's (item 4, WP 0156 00)
File (item 4, WP 0156 00)
Thread tap (item 1, WP 0156 00)
Brush, scrub (item 1, WP 0159 00)
Cloth (item 2, WP 0159 00)
Compound, antiseize (item 3, WP 0159 00)
Compound, cleaning (item 4, WP 0159 00)
Oil (item 9, WP 0159 00)
Rags (item 11, WP 0159 00)
Soap (item 12, WP 0159 00)
Tags, marker (item 15, WP 0159 00)
These general maintenance instructions contain general shop practices and specific methods you must
be familiar with to properly maintain your semitrailer. You should read and understand these practices
and methods before performing any organizational tasks.
Before beginning a task, find out how much repair, modification, or replacement is needed to fix the
equipment. Sometimes the reason for equipment failure can be identified right away, and complete
teardown is not necessary. Disassemble equipment only as far as necessary to repair or replace
damaged or broken parts.
The following initial setup information applies to all procedures: Resources are not listed unless they
apply to the procedure. Personnel are listed only if more than one technician is required to complete the
task. If Personnel Required is not listed, one technician can complete the task. You must check all tags
and forms attached to equipment to learn the reason for removal from service. Be sure to also check
modification work orders and technical bulletins for equipment changes and updates.
In some cases, a part may be damaged by removal. If the part appears to be good and other parts behind
it are not defective, leave it on and continue with the procedure. Make sure you adhere to the following
Do not remove dowel pins or studs unless loose, bent, broken or otherwise damaged.
Do not remove bearings or bushings unless damaged. If you need to remove them to access
parts, pull bearings and bushings out carefully (refer to TM 9-214).