s u p p o r t i n g , a t t a c h i n g , o r c o n n e c t i n g members
formed automatically, as general procedures, in addition to any
c o n d i t i o n " is
tion to determine if the unit is safe or serviceable.
"Good condition" is explained further as meaning: not
cracked, not bare or frayed, not dented or collapsed,
assembled or stowed" is usually a visual inspection to
see if the unit is in normal position in the semitrailer
and if all its parts are present and in their correct
(3) Inspection of a unit to see if it is "secure" is usually
a visual, hand-feel, pry-bar, wrench, or screwdriver
inspection for looseness in the unit.
will include any brackets, lockwashers, locknuts, lock-
tubes, hoses, or wires.
(4) "Excessively worn" is understood to mean worn be-
yond serviceable limits, or likely to fail if not replaced
before the next scheduled inspection. Excessive wear
of mating parts or linkage connections is usually evi-
includes illegibility as applied to markings, data and
caution plates, and printed matter.
(5) Where the instruction "tighten" appears
item appears to be secure.
(6) Such expressions as "adjust if necessary" or "replace
if necessary" are not used in the specific procedures.
need of adjustments, repairs, or replacement, the nec-
essary action will be taken.
mechanisms or parts are contained in the pertinent
General cleaning instructions are as follows:
Use mineral spirits paint thinner or dry-cleaning sol-
vent to clean or wash grease or oil from all parts of
(2) A solution of one part grease-cleaning compound to