Loosening of the cylinder bottle retaining straps must now be accomplished
in order to remove the crew AFES cylinder bottles from the mounting
To accomplish this task, loosen the two hex nuts (Item 10,
Figures 17 and 18) and release the retaining strap (Item 11, Figures 17 and
Now carefully remove the cylinder bottles (Items 1, 2, 4, and 12,
Figure 17 and Items 1, 2, 4, 12, 13, and 14, Figure 18) from the bracket
Crew AFES Cylinder Bottles (Vehicles 1 through 344).
With the crew AFES cylinder bottles removed from the bracket assemblies,
conduct a general inspection of the following components of the cylinder
bottles as indicated:
o Inspect the actuator cable retaining nuts for serviceability.
o Inspect actuator cable connecting pin for wear.
o Inspect locking pin and anti-recoil plug for serviceability.
o Inspect tubing connections for serviceability.