q. Repair of Cables with MIL-SPEC Solder-Type Terminal Connectors. Loosen two retaining screws on cable
clamp. Remove cable clamp from connector body. Desolder wire from electrical contact. Remove wire from electrical
contact. Strip insulation from wire to equal depth of well in electrical contact. Position wire in electrical contact. Solder
wire to electrical contact. Install cable clamp on connector body with two retaining screws.
2-41. GENERAL ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
a. Preparation. Remove protective grease coatings from new parts before installation.
b. Preformed Packing Installation. Lubricate all preformed packings with a thin coat of lubricating oil (Item 43,
Appendix D) before installing. To install a preformed packing, first clean the groove, then stretch packing and place into
position. Place component on flat surface and uniformly press packing into position.
c. Pipe Joints and Fittings. Use nonhardening sealing compound (Item 64, Appendix D) or antiseizing tape (Item
73, Appendix D) to join piping and fittings.
d. Oil Seals. Coat oil seals evenly with oil or grease before installing. Install oil seals with seal lip facing toward
lubricant, applying an even force to outer edge of seal. If oil seals are to be installed over keyed or splined shafts, use
a guide to prevent sharp edge of keyway or splines from cutting the leather or neoprene seal. Construct guides of very
thin gauge sheet metal and shape to the required diameter. Make certain guide edges are not sharp and are bent
slightly inward so they do not cut the seal.
e. Bearings and Shafts. When mounting bearings on shafts always apply force to the inner races. When mounting
bearings into housing always apply the force to the outer race.
f. Bearing Lubrication. Lubricate bearings before assembly with lubricant used in the related housing or container
to provide the first run-in until lubricant from the system can reach the bearings.
On direct contact, uncured silicone sealant irritates eyes. In case of contact, flush eyes with
water and seek medical attention. In case of skin contact, wipe off and flush with water. Failure
to comply may result in injury to personnel.
g. Silicone Sealant. Silicone sealant is often used instead of a gasket to seal mating parts. The mating parts must
be clean, dry, and free of oil or grease for proper adhesion. After silicone sealant has been applied, the mating parts
must be assembled immediately. Silicone sealant starts to set-up in 15 minutes and takes 24 hours to completely dry.
Excess silicone sealant should be wiped off after assembling the mating parts.