Table 4. Weekly/Annually PMCS.
NOT FULLY MISSION
To avoid injury, eye protection and acid-resistant gloves must be worn
when working around batteries. Do not smoke, use open flame, make
sparks or create other ignition sources around batteries. If a battery is
giving off gases, it can explode and cause injury to personnel.
Remove all jewelry such as rings, ID tags, watches, and bracelets. If
jewelry or a tool contacts a battery terminal, a direct short will result
in instant heating, damage to equipment, and injury to personnel.
Sulfuric acid contained in batteries can cause serious burns. If battery
corrosion or electrolyte makes contact with skin, eyes, or clothing,
take immediate action to stop the corrosive burning effects. Failure to
follow these warnings may result in injury or death to personnel.
For complete information on servicing batteries, refer to TM 9-6140-
Perform service to all batteries.
a. Open the battery compartment access Hardware broken or damaged.
b. If applicable, check the electrolyte
Electrolyte level is low or boiling.
level. Electrolyte level should be to the
ledge in battery filler opening (vent). If
low or boiling, notify Field Maintenance.
c. Check the connections are tight and
Cables or terminals are broken,
not corroded. If corroded or loose, notify loose, or heavily corroded.
Field Maintenance. Caps should be
screwed on tightly.
d. Check for cracked batteries. If
Battery is cracked.
cracked, notify Field Maintenance.
Open the brake reservoir compartment.
The level is below or above MIN
Check for low fluid level or fluid leaks. or MAX marks on reservoir. Any
The level should be between the MIN and brake fluid leak.
MAX marks. Report the need to con-
stantly top up fluid level to Field Mainte-
Check side rails, crossmembers, and
Obviously loose or broken side
underbody supports for deteriorated bush- rails, crossmembers, bolts, or
ings, broken bolts, cracks, broken welds, welds.
or missing hardware.
a. Check wheels for damaged and
One or more missing wheel nuts
missing wheel nuts or studs. Ensure all
wheel nuts are tight.