Table 11. Operator/Crew Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services Cont
NOTE: These checks are to be made in the order listed, within designated interval.
Item to be Inspected
Procedure: Check for and have repaired, filled,
or adjusted as needed
Battery compartment is located on right
side of truck between running board and
One or more miss-
a. Check that fluid level is to splitring.
ing or unservice-
able batteries or
If fluid fluid level is below splitrings re-
will not crank
peatedly or is boiling, notify organiza-
tional maintenance. When temperature
drops below 32F (0C), run the engine 15
minutes to allow distilled water added to
battery by organizational maintenance to
mix with electrolyte.
b. Check terminals and posts for tightness, damage,
a n d corrosion.
c. Check batteries for cracked or leaking casing,
broken, burnt, or loose battery terminal posts.
d. Inspect battery compartment for corrosion. If
excessively corroded, Notify Organizational Mainte-
If any of the following conditions are
found, notify your supervisor.
Visually check frame side rails, crossmembers and
underbody supports for broken/loose bolts or rivets,
obvious cracks, broken welds, and rusted-through
through, loose, or
broken or missing
side rails, cross
bolts or rivets.