b. CHECKING FOR LEAKS AFTER A MAINTENANCE TASK. After doing maintenance on a part which
involves hoses or fluid lines, check for leaks. If leaks occur after you have done a replace or repair task, find
the source of the leak. Correct the problem. Follow these procedures.
(1) Do visual inspections to find the source of the leak.
(a) Check for cracks on housing or cover.
(b) Check that screws and any connections are not loose or overtight.
(2) If you cannot see the source of the leak, repeat the maintenance task. Check the items listed below as
you repeat the task.
(a) Check that preformed gasket is not bent, or pinched.
(b) Check machined surfaces for fit and cleanliness.
(c) Install new replacement parts.
(3) If the leak persists after you install a new part, report the problem to your supervisor.
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