l CABLES AND CONNECTIONS
Check all cables. Make sure they are in good condition. Check connections at terminals.
Make sure they are secure. Also make sure cable clamps, terminals and battery tops are
Check battery cases. Make sure none is leaking. If you find leakage, notify Organizational
Maintenance. Clean all affected areas.
l TEST INDICATORS
Check test indicators for green color. If any is completely dark or shows a yellow color,
notify Organizational Maintenance.
Section IV. MAINTENANCE UNDER UNUSUAL CONDITIONS
3-6. Extreme Cold Weather.
l In extreme cold weather, it is essential that your truck be in top condition, or it
will be very difficult to get the truck started (if it is in poor condition, it may not
start at all). Always make sure that you have carefully performed your PMCS, and
be sure to report any problems to Organizational Maintenance.
l Always give the engine extra time to reach its operating temperature range of
180°F to 200°F.
l For detailed guidance on antifreeze protection, lubrication, electrical system
service, and other maintenance requirements for extreme cold weather operations,
refer to FM9-207.
3-7. Extreme Hot or Humid Weather.
l Check the engine coolant level frequently; make sure that you maintain coolant at
proper level. Check cooling system (radiator, hoses, lines) for possible leaks, and
notify Organizational Maintenance of any problems.
l Check tires frequently to make sure that each tire is inflated to the proper pressure
(but be very careful not to overinflate tires). Wait until tires are cool before you
adjust their pressures.