CLEAN AND INSPECT DRIVE SHAFTING OFF AIRCRAFT (Continued)
DRIVE SHAFT CLEANING, PRIMARY METHOD
Clean drive shafts (12) as follows:
Drive shaft must be thoroughly clean
before corrosion inspection can be
Submerge spline adapter end (13) of drive
shaft (12) into a bucket containing 9 inches
of solvent (E162). Wear gloves (E184.1).
Attach brush (E85.2) to wooden handle. Use
Insert brush through hole in the aluminum
adapter end (14) of drive shaft (12).
Scrub interior section of spline adapter end
(13) and riveted portion of the drive shaft (15).
Scrub exterior section of spline adapter end
(13) and riveted portion of the drive shaft
(15). Use brush (E85.2).
Continue scrubbing until drive shaft is clean
enough for inspection.
Drain and rinse solvent from drive shaft (12).
Use alcohol (E64). Wear gloves (E184.1).
Allow the shaft to air dry.
Compressed air can be used to speed
up the drying process.
If dirt/grease was not adequately removed
from drive shaft (12), clean drive shaft using
alternate cleaning method (step 7).
If dirt/grease was adequately removed from
drive shaft (12), inspect drive shaft for
corrosion (step 8).