Table 3-1. Operator/Crew Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (Con`t).
ITEM TO BE INSPECTED
Equipment Is Not
PROCEDURE Check for and have repaired,
filled or adjusted as needed.
Semitrailer wanders, has side
During movement of semitrailer, be aware of
pull, or axles have excessive
wander or side pull. Listen for excessive noise.
These are indications of improper axle alinement.
Class Ill leakage.
a. Visually inspect bogie for obvious damage or
b. Inspect springs for broken leaves.
Loose or missing running gear
c. Visually inspect torque rods and running gear
hardware for obvious damage.
Battery is damaged.
Remove battery cover. Check electrolyte level in
each cell. If low, add distilled water. Check for
corrosion. Check for damage.
Battery Cables and Terminals.
Check for corrosion at terminals. Check cable
tightness on terminals. Check for cable damage.
Engine does not operate if
a. Drain water from both fuel filters. Loosen, but
required for mission.
do not remove drain plug at bottom of filter. Allow
fuel to drain until clear of water. Tighten drain plug.
Dirt indicator has red area
b. Check that red area is not visible in air cleaner
dirt indicator. Remove and clean engine air cleaner
element, if required. Replace after six cleanings or
c. Listen for excessive engine noise which
d. Visually inspect for loose engine cowling or
e. Inspect for debris in grille of air cooling intake