LOADER'S ESCAPE HATCH AND SPRING REMOVAL PROCEDURE (CONT)
Do not try to take off end caps unless hatch is in vertical
position. End caps are under strong spring pressure
when hatch is even part way closed. End caps could fly
off and hurt you unless hatch is in vertical position.
Soldier A: Open hatch (1). Hold hatch in vertical position.
On some vehicles, eight screws (2) are held with
lockwire. On other vehicles. lockwire is not used. If
lockwire is used, do step 2 If lockwire is not used, go to
Soldier B: Using pliers, remove Iockwire from eight screws (2) (JPG).
Using wrench, remove eight screws (2).
End caps (4) are different. Mark end caps (4) and hinge
(5) to be sure end caps are put back on hinge the right
Remove two covers (3) and two end caps (4).
Mark end caps (4) and hinge (5) to show where each end cap belongs (JPG).
Remove spring (6) from tube (7).
Make sure soldier A is holding hatch so it does not fall
when tube is removed. Hatch is heavy enough to hurt
you if it falls on you.
Para 30-2 Cont