RECOVERY VEHICLE, FULL TRACKED: MEDIUM, M88A1
TRACKS AND SUSPENSION TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURE
Tools and Special Tools
Tool kit, general mechanic's (item 59, WP 0490 00)
WP 0275 00
WP 0277 00
WP 0279 00
WP 0280 00
WP 0285 00
WP 0265 00
WP 0274 00
Tracks and Suspension
Tracks or suspension malfunctioning.
Vehicle pulls to one side. (This condition is normal on a crowned road. The vehicle will pull to the low side of the
Do steps 2 thru 5.
Vehicle throws track.
Do 1 thru 3.
Vehicle sags to one side.
Do steps 2, 3, and 5.
Vehicle rides excessively hard.
Do steps 5 and 7.
Thumping noises heard during vehicle operation.
Do steps 8 and 9.
Excessive noise in track or suspension during vehicle operation. Do steps 1 thru 3, and 6.
Inspect tracks for foreign material lodged in track or between roadwheels and support rollers. Remove
foreign material from tracks, roadwheels, and support rollers.
Inspect tracks for damaged end connectors and center guides. Inspect track shoes for separation of
rubber from metal tubes, inspect track for dead track shoes and for shoes with chunked rubber or rubber
worn down to metal tubes. Replace worn, missing, or damaged parts (refer to TM 9-2350-256-10).
Check track tension and adjust if necessary (refer to TM 9-2350-256-10).
Open grille doors. Have assistant apply brakes. Check that black mark on brake rod is in alignment
with brake adjustment gage. Adjust brakes if required (see WP 0265 00).