INSPECT ONE-PIECE ENGINE DRIVE SHAFT (INSTALLED)
Inspect adapter areas for damage listed below:
Cracks, nicks, or gouges in visually
accessible areas of plates (6). Use a 3X
to 5X power magnifying glass to check.
Repair light scuffs, nicks, or scratches (Task
6-31.1). Replace adapter assemblies with
cracks, nicks or gouges in plates deeper
than 0.001 inch (Tasks 6-30 and 6-32). If
a crack is suspected in plate, refer to TM
Nicks on inside edges of plates (6). Use a
pointed scribe to check. If nicks are found,
replace adapter assemblies.
Do not allow bolts to turn. If bolts turn,
the bolts and plates or adapter can be
damaged. Only one bolt may be loose
at a time or you lose balance.
Cracked or loose nuts (7) and bolts (8).
Cracked or loose nuts (9) and bolts (10).
Replace cracked nuts and bolts.
Check torque on nuts (7) at each adapter
assembly (4 and 5). Torque shall be at 440
If torque is less than 440 inch-pounds in
more than one location per adapter assembly,
replace the adapter assembly and attaching
hardware (Tasks 6-30 and 6-32).
If torque is less than 440 inch-pounds at
only one location per adapter assembly,
check plates (6) in the area of loose bolt
(8) for cracks. If cracks are found, replace
affected adapter assembly and attaching
hardware (Tasks 6-30 and 6-32). If plates are
acceptable, torque nut to 440 inch-pounds.
If a nut or bolt fails during torquing, replace
the adapter assembly and attaching hardware
(Tasks 6-30 and 6-32).