2-6. GENERAL INSPECTION AND SERVICING INSTRUCTIONS
The following steps should be taken while performing general inspection and services:
Cooler fin and engine protective covers can be used to prevent
damage to the vehicle components during maintenance. Refer to
appendix D, figures D-40 and D-41 for fabrication instructions.
Use TM 9-2320-387-10 as well as other sections of this manual when servicing and inspecting
Drycleaning solvent is flammable and will not be used near an open
flame. A fire extinguisher will be kept nearby when the solvent is
used. Use only in well-ventilated places. Failure to do this may result
in injury to personnel and/or damage to equipment.
(2) Clean all exterior surfaces coated with rust-preventive compounds. Use drycleaning solvent
(appendix C, item 261.
(3) Clean fittings before lubrication. Clean parts with drycleaning solvent (SD), type II, or equivalent.
Dry before lubricating. Relubricate all items found contaminated after fording.
(4) Inspect electrical connectors for corrosion and/or damage (i.e., bent pins>. Clean and repair
damage. Apply sealing compound (appendix C, item 60) before reconnecting plugs.
(5) Read Processing and Deprocessing Record of Shipping, Storage, and Issue of Vehicles and Spare
Engines, tag (DD Form 1397) and follow all precautions listed. This tag should be attached to steering
wheel, steering column or rotary switch.
1 2-7. SPECIFIC INSPiiTlON
AND SERVICING INSTRUCTIONS
The following steps should be taken while performing specific inspections and services:
Do the semiannual preventive maintenance checks and services listed in section III in this
(2) Lubricate the vehicle. Do not lubricate gear cases and engine unless processing tag states that the
oil is unsuitable for 500 mi (805 km) operation. If oil is suitable, just check level.
(3) Schedule semiannual service on DD Form 314 (Preventive Maintenance Schedule and Record
(41 If vehicle is delivered with a dry, charged battery, activate it according to TM 9-6140-200-14.
(5) Check vehicle coolant level and determine if solution is proper for climate (refer to TB 750-651 for
preparation of antifreeze solutions1.
(61 Remove towing brackets from their stowed position behind the bumper and install them in their
proper location (para. 9-2).
Section III. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES
The best way to maintain vehicles covered by this manual is to inspect them on a regular basis so minor
faults can be discovered and corrected before they result in serious damage, failure, or injury. All intervals
are based on normal operation. Hard time intervals may be shortened if lubricants are contaminated or if
you are operating the equipment under adverse conditions, including longer-than-usual operating hours.
Hard-time intervals may be extended during periods of low activity, though adequate preservation
precautions must be taken. This section contains systematic instructions of inspection, adjustment,
lubrication, and correction of vehicle components to avoid costly repairs or major breakdowns. This is
Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS).