4-24. SLING ASSEMBLY REPAIR.
This task consists of:
INITIAL SETUP :
General Mechanics Tool Kit (Item 1, App B)
Wiping Rag (Item 2, App E)
Disassemble sling only to the extent required to replace defective parts.
Disassembly. Refer to figure 4-15.
Remove two nuts (1), nuts (2) and flatwashers (3) from u-bolt (4).
Remove u-bolt (4) from spreader bar (6).
Separate u-bolt (4) from loop in upper sling (5).
Remove lower sling (7) from spreader bar (6).
Repeat steps (1) through (4) for other end of spreader bar (6).
Cleaning. Using wiping rag, remove dirt and grease from sling components.
Inspect spreader bar (6) for cracks, enlarged u-bolt mounting holes and corrosion. Inspect for
bent spreader bar.
Inspect upper and lower slings (5 and 7) for frays, kinks and broken strands of wire. Inspect
hooks and rings for cracks.
Inspect u-bolt (4) and nuts (1 and 2) for damaged threads and corrosion.
Repair. Replace all damaged or defective components.
Assembly. Refer to figure 4-15.
Position ring of lower sling (7) over end of spreader bar (6). Center ring between u-bolt mounting
Place inside leg of u-bolt (4) through loop in upper sling (5).