CLEAN AND INSPECT DRIVE SHAFTING OFF AIRCRAFT (Continued)
DRIVE SHAFT CLEANING, ALTERNATE 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
a 10 percent solution of cleaning compound
(E117.1) and water. Wear gloves (E184.1).
Repeat steps 6b thru 6f.
Drain and rinse shaft with water. Final rinse
with alcohol (E64). Wear gloves (E184.1).
Allow shaft (12) to air dry.
If dirt/grease was not adequately removed
from drive shaft (12), re-clean drive shaft
If dirt/grease was adequately removed from
drive shaft (12), inspect drive shaft for
corrosion (step 8).
Inspect drive shaft for corrosion as follows:
Insert light source at both ends of drive shaft
Insert inspection mirror in spline adapter end
Inspect internal surfaces of spline adapter
end (13) and drive shaft (12).
Inspect inside diameter of drive shaft
adapters riveted area (15).
Inspect end of aluminum shaft edge (16),
next to the internal shoulder (17) of the steel
Replace drive shaft (12) if any corrosion or
exfoliation is found.
Inspect splines for corrosion:
Corrosion/pitting shall not exceed 0.02 inch
in depth and/or cover more than 25 percent
of total area of spline (13).
Install No. 1 drive shaft (Task 6-17).
Install No. 2 thru No. 6 drive shaft (Task 6-18).
Install aft drive shafting (Task 6-29).
Assemble drive shaft (Task 6-16).
END OF TASK