Note

If dirt or corrosion is seen or suspected, refer to WP 0076 00.

d. Torque test gear clutch assembly (16). Refer to WP 0076 00.

e. Visually inspect fork shaft assembly (17) and clutch yoke assembly (18) for galls and for missing roller. If either of these conditions are found, replace defective part.

f. Visually inspect yoke actuator (19) for galls, chips, and cracks. If any of these conditions are found, replace yoke actuator.

g. Inspect rear plate assembly (20) for cracks and galls on bushings, loose rivets on brackets, stripped or damaged threads, and smooth movement of gate. Swing gate in both directions checking for spring tension when the gate blocks the upper feed path. If any of these conditions are found or if gate does not move smoothly, refer to WP 0074 00.

h. Inspect rear plate assembly (20) for loose or damaged screw threaded inserts. If either of these conditions are found, refer to WP 0081 00.

i. Marine Corps Only: Visually inspect rear plate assembly (20) for damaged or missing feed chute latch pins (21). If feed chute latch pins are damaged or missing, refer to WP 0025 00.

M242 Index Drive

4. INSPECT HOUSING ASSEMBLY.

a. Visually inspect housing (22) for chips, galls, cracks, and loose or missing alignment pins (23). If any of these conditions are found, refer to WP 0077 00.

b. Visually inspect seals (24) for damage. If any damage is found, refer to WP 0077 00.

c. Visually inspect screw threaded inserts (25) for damage. If any damage is found, refer to WP 0081 00.

d. Visually inspect bushings (26) for looseness, galling, and cracks. If any of these conditions are found, refer to WP 0077 00.

e. Inspect bearing (27) for binding, galling, cracks, and other damage. If any of these conditions are found, refer to WP 0077 00.

Latch Bracket M242

INSPECTION - Continued

5. INSPECT INDEX DRIVE COVER ASSEMBLY.

a. Visually inspect index drive cover assembly (28) for missing nut plates (29) and damaged bushings (30). If either of these conditions are found, repair index drive cover assembly (28), refer to WP 0078 00.

b. Visually inspect cable assembly (31) for bent or broken switch arms, damaged connector, and broken or frayed cable. If any of these conditions are found, repair index drive cover assembly (28), refer to WP 0078 00.

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6. INSPECT INDEX DRIVE SHAFT ASSEMBLY.

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