INTRO TO M2/M3 BFV - OD0456 - LESSON 2/TASK 1
(b) Reading the Maintenance Task.
How do you read a maintenance
task? First, be sure to read all the warnings, cautions, and notes. These
are in all types of tasks.
They help you avoid harm to yourself, other
personnel, and equipment. They also tell you things you should know about
the task. Before starting, get all tools, supplies, and personnel listed on
the setup page needed to do the task.
Be sure to read the task before
performing the maintenance. If any other tasks are referenced, you must go
to the setup page for each of those tasks to find out what tools, parts, and
materials will be needed. Start with step 1 and do each Step in the order
Not following the order of the steps can cause serious injury or
death to personnel and damage to equipment.
The numbered steps tell you
WHAT to do; the lettered substeps tell you HOW to do it.
Look at the
drawings. These show you where the equipment and parts are located on the
Drawings in this manual may show you closeups of equipment,
special tools, parts, and other helpful information.
The samples, in the
following figures, show you what to look for when reading a maintenance
(c) Performing Maintenance Tasks. Doing maintenance tasks will keep
the vehicle in operating shape.
Maintenance tasks present maintenance
Each maintenance task details steps you need to perform.
However, if the vehicle and parts need maintenance that is not included in
any task in the TM, report it immediately to your supervisor. The sample
(figure 9, on the next page) shows the description and initial setup
sections on the first page of a task. The items to watch for are listed in
the legend, match them with the sample.
Some tasks will include all of
the above items. Other tasks
will include only some of the
Read the initial setup section carefully before you start any task. Get the
tools and supplies listed and the personnel needed. Be sure the equipment
is in the condition required.