MAINTENANCE OF THE HEMTT - OD1662 - LESSON 1/TASK 2
In this step, SGT Clarke checks the oil level in the
reservoir, following the procedures contained in LO 9-2320-279-12. He
finds that the oil level is way below the acceptable limits, according
to the LO. To correct this malfunction, SGT Clarke must replenish the
reservoir oil level following the procedures contained in LO 9-2320-
Steering System Troubleshooting. In the following paragraphs, we
will follow SGT Pelton as he troubleshoots the malfunction STEERING
WHEEL DOES NOT TURN FULLY IN EITHER DIRECTION and concludes that the
malfunction is beyond the capabilities of unit level maintenance and
must be sent to intermediate direct support (IDS) maintenance. Prior
to beginning the actual troubleshooting procedures, SGT Pelton
43 and 44. After these procedures have been completed, he is ready to
begin the actual troubleshooting procedures.
Figure 35 (on the
following page) shows the location of the components of the steering
system that will be checked in the following troubleshooting
SGT Pelton checks the steering linkage and gears to ensure
that they are properly lubricated.
Since the steering linkage and
gears are lubricated properly, he moves on to the next step.
He checks the drag links and tie rods for looseness and
damage. The tie rods and drag links appear to be in good condition,
so he will proceed to the next step.
SGT Pelton now attempts to operate the steering system on
Since the steering is still impaired, he notifies his
troubleshooting procedures, determination of the nature of the
malfunction is beyond the capabilities of unit maintenance; therefore,
the vehicle must be sent to IDS maintenance.