M2/M3 BFV: HULL POWER DIST SYSTEM - OD1606 - LESSON 2/TASK 1
Performing the Troubleshooting Procedure.
Once the appropriate
troubleshooting procedure has been located in the TM, it is necessary
box and following the yes or no pathways to the next instruction box,
depending on the test results obtained.
Moving from box to box in
this way will eventually lead to the identification of the faulty
Corrective Action. Once the faulty part has been located using
the steps indicated in the troubleshooting procedure, it is necessary
to repair, adjust, or replace the defective part as indicated in the
troubleshooting flow chart.
Verifying that the Fault is Corrected.
When corrective action
has been completed, it is essential to verify that the malfunction
has been corrected. Often, this means returning to the beginning of
the troubleshooting procedure and repeating the procedure to ensure
that everything is now working correctly. Test operation should also
determine whether the fault has been corrected.
Once sure that the
malfunction no longer exists, the repairs must be annotated on DA
Form 2404 in accordance with DA Pam 738-750.
defective component can be replaced or repaired only by a higher
level of maintenance.
In this case, careful annotation should be
made on DA Form 2404 so that it is clear which repairs need to be
Using these general troubleshooting procedures will help to save
time, avoid frustration, and prevent costly errors.
general troubleshooting methods, it is also essential to become
familiar with the special test equipment that will be needed during
the troubleshooting procedures.
Special Test Equipment
With the advent of more modern and complex pieces of equipment, such
as the BFV, it is imperative that the mechanic has test equipment
that will allow him to rapidly and accurately troubleshoot, locate,
and correct malfunctions.
The days of the so called "shade tree
mechanic" are gone for good.
No longer can a mechanic go out to a
vehicle armed with a pair of pliers and a screwdriver and expect to
analyze and correct the malfunction.