WORK SAFETY - CONTINUED
5. Before beginning a procedure, ensure that the following conditions have been observed, unless
a. Vehicle must be parked on level ground with parking/emergency brake applied (TM 9-2320-279-10).
b. Transmission must be in N (Neutral) (TM 9-2320-279-10).
c. Engine must be off (TM 9-2320-279-10).
d. If equipped, battery disconnect switch must be in OFF position (TM 9-2320-279-10). If not equipped
with battery disconnect switch, disconnect battery (TM 9-2320-279-20).
1. Before beginning a task, find out how much teardown is needed to fix the equipment as described in this
manual. Sometimes complete teardown is not necessary. Remove components only as far as necessary
to replace damaged or broken parts.
2. All tags and forms attached to the equipment must be checked to learn the reason for removal from
service. Check all Modification Work Orders (MWOs) and Technical Bulletins (TBs) for equipment
changes and updates.
4. Inspect seals for damage. Replace seals if damaged.
a. The importance of cleaning must be thoroughly understood by maintenance personnel. Great care
and effort are required in cleaning. Dirt and foreign material are a constant threat to satisfactory
b. The following should apply to all cleaning operations:
Keep all related parts and components together. Do not mix parts.
Clean all parts before inspection and before installation.
To prevent contamination, hands should be kept free of accumulation of grease, which can
collect dust, dirt, or grit.