Cab and Body Maintenance Instructions (Cont)
15-14. 2500 GALLON TANK REMOVAL/INSTALLATION (M978) (CONT).
Both left and right rear tank mounts are
removed the same way.
(8) Remove four locknuts (23), washers (24),
screws (25), washers (26), and
spacers (27) from rear tank mounting
bracket (28) and frame mounting
Do not get under tank while it is supported by lifting device. Tank could fall,
causing personal injury or death.
Tank must be lifted slowly and carefully. Make sure no wires, hoses, or linkages
are caught during removal, or severe damage to tank and chassis will result.
Rubber pads may fall out of front mounting brackets when tank is lifted.
Attach suitable lifting device to tank (30).
Soldier A operates lifting device while Soldier B and Soldier C guide tank (30) from vehicle.
Soldier A lowers tank (30) onto suitable blocking, while Soldier B and Soldier C guide tank.
Remove lifting device from tank (30).
Remove four rubber pads (31 and 32) from front and rear frame mounting brackets (22 and 29).