SERVICING AFT LANDING GEAR SHOCK STRUT (FLUID)
Aircraft Mechanics Tool Kit, NSN 5180-00-323-4692
Source of Compressed Air
Torque Wrench, 100 to 750 Inch-Pounds
Hydraulic Fluid (E197)
Medium Helicopter Repairer (2)
Battery Disconnected (Task 1-39)
Electrical Power Off
Hydraulic Power Off
Both Aft Work Platforms Opened (Task 2-2)
Both Aft Landing Gear Shock Struts Deflated (Task
Service left and right struts in same
way. Left strut is shown here.
Remove lockwire from two filter plugs (1 and 2).
Strut fluid may be under pressure.
Loosen plug slowly to allow
any pressurized fluid out safety.
Otherwise, personal injury can result.
If hit by fluid, flush side with water.
Get medical attention for eyes.
Placing cloths around strut before
loosening plug will absorb released
Loosen aft (upper) plug (2) slowly. Wait for
pressure to bleed off.