ARMY TM 5-6675-309-14
MARINE CORPS TM 08840A-14/1
Section V. GENERAL SUPPORT TESTING PROCEDURES
inspection reveals no defects which might impair opera-
8-10. General. General support testing
of the PSTS
consists of performing the self-test procedure contained
b. Cables. Cables have been successfully repaired if
they pass a continuity and short test of all conductors
and visual inspection reveals no defects which might
a. PSTS. The PSTS has been successfully repaired
if it passes the test procedure of table 8-5 and visual
Section VI. CABLE AND CONNECTOR REPAIR
cable connectors. Connectors may differ in minor de-
Cable and Connector Repair.
tails such as the use of shields, etc. Adapt procedures as
a. General. Cable repair consists of connector pin
appropriate for the particular connector. Use a strap
replacement, terminal lug replacement, and repair of
wrench to loosen or tighten backshell components. To
broken wires by substituting wires. Connectors are
loosen or tighten backshell components, mate the con-
repaired by pin replacement.
for proper use of the strap wrench.
(1) Connector pins are replaced from the connec-
tor rear. Remove the appropriate covers and panels to
obtain access to chassis-mounted connectors. The back-
shell must be disassembled for cable connectors.
Use of pliers, pipe wrench, etc. to loosen
or tighten backshell components may
(2) After access is obtained, remove the defective
damage the connector.
pin and cut off the wire. Prepare the wire and crimp a
new pin on the wire. If the newly prepared wire is too
short, there are usually spare wires in cables. Insert the
backshell as follows:
new pin into the connector and reassemble the equip-
Slide cable marker away from connector to
allow clearance for disassembly.
(3) Procedures for backshell disassembly/assem-
Loosen two screws securing cable clamps to
bly, pin removal and replacement, crimping tool opera-
cable. Remove any tape, etc., which may
tion, and lug replacement are given in the following
prevent ring from sliding.
b. Backshell Disasssembly/Assembly. Two nearly
identical styles of backshells are used with the PSTS