DIRECT SUPPORT AND GENERAL SUPPORT MAINTENANCE
REPAIR PARTS; SPECIAL TOOLS; TEST, MEASUREMENT, AND
DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT (TMDE); AND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT
4-1. COMMON TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
For authorized common tools and equipment, refer to the Modified Table of
Organization and Equipment (MTOE) applicable to your unit.
4-2. SPECIAL TOOLS AND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT
Special tools and support equipment are listed and illustrated in Appendix
D of this manual.
4-3. TEST, MEASUREMENT, AND DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT (TMDE)
Calibrate all measuring and test equipment used to determine equipment
conformance with TB 43-180.
Repair parts are listed and illustrated in Appendix D of this manual.
DIRECT SUPPORT TROUBLESHOOTING
Information in this section is for use by support maintenance
personnel in conjunction with, and as a supplement to, troubleshooting
procedures in TM 9-2320-280-20 and TM 9-2320-280-34.
Direct support troubleshooting, table 4-1, contains instructions that
will help you diagnose and correct malfunctions of the components of the
The troubleshooting procedures in this section cannot give all the
answers or correct all malfunctions encountered.
However, these procedures
are an organized step-by-step study of a problem that directs tests and
inspections toward the source of a problem and successful correction.
Do the easiest things first.
Most troubles are easily corrected.
Never overlook the chance that the problem could be of simple origin.
Doublecheck before disassembly.
The source of most problems can be
traced to more than one part in a system.
Before correcting a problem, diagnose the cause of the problem. Do
not allow the same failure to occur again.