AFTER FORDING MAINTENANCE
(1) Open three hull drain valves and
drain hull. Clean hull and tracks of mud and
debris. Close drain valves after all water is
(2) Clean all exposed surfaces and
touch up paint on any damaged painted
(3) Clean and coat unpainted metal
parts with CLP lubricant (item 3, appx D).
(4) Check lubricating oil in engine,
transmission, auxiliary drive and final drives
for water leakage. If there is evidence of
water entering any of these components,
drain, flush, and refill with correct lubricant
(appx G). Remove and replace engine and
transmission oil filters.
(5) Clean and lubricate all suspension
grease-lubricated components. Make sure that
grease is generously forced into each fitting
to force out any water present.
(6) Check road wheel and idler wheel
hubs for water leakage. Drain and refill hubs
if there is any evidence of water in the
(7) Check batteries to be sure no water
entered through vent caps. This is of special
importance should vehicle have been
submerged in salt water.
(8) Remove, disassemble, and dry air
(9) Check electrical connections for cor-
rosion, particularly bayonet-type connectors.
Dry and clean any wet or corroded
b. Armament Maintenance. If the arma-
ment has been splashed with water or has
been accidentally submerged, precautions
must be taken as soon as possible to avoid
damage to materiel.
(1) Completely disassemble armament
(TM 9-1005-213-10). Clean, dry, and
lubricate all exposed unpainted parts as soon
as situation permits.
(2) Regardless of temporary measures
taken, notify unit maintenance personnel so
that complete disassembly, cleaning, and
lubrication can be accomplished.
UNUSUAL TERRAIN MAINTENANCE
a . M u d .
(1) Clean vehicle thoroughly and dry.
(2) Lubricate vehicle as prescribed in ap-
pendix G. Pay particular attention to suspen-
sion components. Be sure to force out any
(3) Clean power plant reservoir drain in
bottom of hull. If drain becomes plugged with
mud, pressure may build up in transmission
and cause violent eruption of oil when
transmission oil level dipstick is removed.
(4) Clean tow winch and boom winch
wire ropes. Do not coat wire rope with lubri-
cant. Lubricants mixed with grit create an
abrasive paste that is more damaging to wire
rope than the lack of lubricant.
(5) Clean air filter bags daily if/when
operating in mud. When air filter baskets are
removed, inspect air separators for clogging.
If clogged notify unit maintenance personnel.
(10) Drain primary and secondary fuel
filters of any accumulated water.