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M984E1 HEMTT ... wheel seal reminder.

Dear Editor,

We've come across a serious number of leaking wheel seals, NSN 5330-01-048-6240, on our fleet of M984E1 HEMTT wreckers.

After investigating, we discovered that the inner wear ring was being mistakenly installed on the wreckers' wheels. The note on Page 12-21 of TM 9-2320-279-20-2 (Apr 87 w/C4) specifically says the M984E1 does not take wear rings.

When installed, the ring damages the seal. The result is a Class III leak and damage to the brake shoes and other internal parts, not to mention a big mess on the ground.

Could you remind mechanics to leave the wear ring off when installing a new wheel seal on the M984E1?

CW2 Carlos A. Acevedo

448th Eng Bn

Camp Arifjan, Kuwait

(Editor's note: You've done a pretty persuasive job of that already, Chief. Thanks for the info!)
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Author:Acevedo, Carlos A.
Publication:PS, the Preventive Maintenance Monthly
Article Type:Letter to the Editor
Date:Jan 1, 2005
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