Preparation for Maintenance
The vehicle should be cleaned as thoroughly inside and out as is advisable for the time available and the operations to be
performed. The affected component and the adjacent area should be cleaned in any case.
Remove any items of on-vehicle equipment, armament, or vehicular components that may interfere with efficient operation.
Where disconnection of lines will result in loss of fluid, close any shutoff valves that may be in the system and, where possible,
have a container available to catch fluid issuing from the lines at the disconnect points. Open hull and engine compartment drain
valves to drain off accumulated water, fuel, or oil. If complete disassembly of the vehicle is to be performed, pump out and/or
drain fuel tanks. While the component is out of the vehicle, clean the exposed hull or compartment areas thoroughly.
See that all tools required are readily available. Make sure that any spare parts which may be required are available. Provide
envelopes, covers, tarpaulins, line plugs, or other material that may be required for protection of the vehicle and exposed
components until repairs are made. Provide small parts containers, tags or electric wire and terminal markers, as required.
Provide hoisting or lifting equipment for heavy components and see that supports, benches, or stands are made ready to receive
the components when they are removed.
Ensure that sufficient personnel are available for the operation and that they are thoroughly advised of their duties before work
is started. Provide all personnel with any protective equipment that may be required, such as safety goggles or lenses, special
clothing, safety shoes, rubber apron, and gloves. See that all unassigned personnel are clear of the immediate working area.
Observe all warnings and cautions. Always use power tools carefully.
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