3-59. AIR RESERVOIR
This task covers:
Tool kit SC 4940-97-CL-E12
Drycleaning solvent (Item 30, Appendix B)
Enamel gloss gray (Item 9, Appendix B)
Components of this locomotive are heavy and may be awkward to handle. Use correct lifting procedures,
indicated lifting devices, and/or assistance from other personnel to avoid injury.
Before removing air reservoirs, check that air system is drained.
Smaller air reservoirs within the air system are removed following the same procedures as those
used for main air reservoir.
When removing or repairing brake valves or components, check air lines and pipes for corrosion,
breaks, splits, or loose connections. Repair of air lines and piping consists of replacing defective pipes,
lines, and connections. Refer to TM 55-2210-223-24P for identification of piping.
Place a suitable support device under air reservoir.
Remove drain plug (1) and drain air reservoir (8).
Disconnect two air lines (2) and (3).
Tag and disconnect electrical line (4).
Remove four bolts (5), lockwashers (6), nuts (7) and two support braces (8).
Use a suitable lifting device and slowly lower air reservoir (9) and set on a suitable support device.
Repeat steps 1 thru 6 and remove remaining air reservoirs.