Table 2-1. Operator Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services - CONT.
NOTE: Within designated interval, these checks are to be performed in the order listed.
B - BEFORE
Item To Be
Check for and have repaired or
adjusted as necessary
Check hand brake levers. Adjust if
Hand brake will not adjust,
necessary (para 3-12).
linkage has parts missing or
bent. Hand brake will not
hold the vehicle.
Do not wear watches, rings, or
other jewelry which could short out
battery terminals while servicing
batteries. Do not smoke or use
open flame around batteries.
Batteries may explode from a
spark. Battery acid is harmful to
skin and eyes.
It may be necessary to use a
flashlight to check fluid level.
Remove strap and cover of
Missing battery or battery will
battery box. Remove battery caps
not crank engine.
and check electrolyte level of each
cell. Electrolyte level should be up
to split ring (para 3-11).
Visually inspect battery for
Battery is damaged, terminals
cracked or leaking casing, broken
are broken or burned.
or burned terminal posts
Check electrical cables and
Damage found to cables or
connectors for damage (para 3-11).