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TM 55-1905-223-24-18-2
3-203. Replace Expander Tube Brake. (Figure 3-190)
This task covers:
a. Removal
b. Replacement
Equipment Condition
Tool kit, general mechanic's,
Vessel in shipyard dry dock facility
and propulsion shaft removed.
Lifting sling P/N 3375958
Torque wrench kit P/N 3377216
General Safety Instruction
Expander tube brake P/N 16VC 1000
The use of a lifting sling will be
required to prevent injury to personnel
and damage to equipment because of the
weight (556 pounds) of the expander
tube brake.
Using a lifting sling to expander tube brake will prevent injury to
personnel and damage to equipment.
a. Attach lifting sling to expander tube brake (12) to support brake during removal. Weight of brake
assembly exceeds 556 pounds.
b. Remove four bolts and nuts (6) securing brake element support bracket (4) to mounting support
brackets (7) welded to gear box (9) and engine foundation rail (8).
c. Remove four dowels (1).
d. Remove brake element support brackets (4).
e. Remove twelve bolts (11) securing brake drum (2) to propeller shaft flange (10).
f. Using lifting sling, lift brake (12) straight up, taking care not to damage propeller shaft flange (10).


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