The following Initial Setup information applies to all maintenance procedures:
Resources are not listed unless they apply to the procedure.
Personnel Required is listed only if more than one mechanic is required to complete the
All tags and forms attached to the equipment must be checked to learn the reason for removal of
equipment from service. Modification Work Orders (MWOs) and Technical Bulletins (TBs) must also be checked
for equipment changes and updates.
Before beginning a procedure, think about the safety risks and hazards to yourself and to others.
Wear protective gear such as safety goggles or lenses, safety shoes rubber apron, or gloves.
Before beginning a procedure, ensure that the following conditions have been observed, unless
Vehicle should be parked on level ground with parking brake set.
Transmission must be in N (Neutral)
Engine must be off and, unless otherwise indicated, cool.
Components must be at operating temperature to be tested
Immediately clean up spilled fluids to avoid slipping
When lifting heavy parts. have someone help you. Ensure that lifting equipment or jack is working
properly. that it meets weight requirement of part being lifted, and that it is securely fastened to part.
Always use power tools carefully
Improper cleaning methods and use of unauthorized cleaning liquids or solvents
can injure personnel and damage equipment. To prevent this, refer to TM 9-247 for
General. Cleaning instructions will be the same for the majority of parts and components which
make up the equipment. The following applies to all cleaning operations:
Clean all parts before inspection, after repair, and before assembly
Keep hands free of grease which can collect dust, dirt and grit
After cleaning, all parts should be covered or wrapped to protect them from dust and dirt.
Parts that are subject to rust should be lightly oiled after cleaning (paragraph 4-10).