STEERING SYSTEM - OD1605 - LESSON 1/TASK 1
locate the troubleshooting procedure in the TM. In the case of the
steering system, troubleshooting procedures begin on page 3-534.12 of
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. The 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 only be replaced or repaired 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
help to save time, avoid frustration, and prevent costly errors.
Along with the general troubleshooting methods, it is also essential
to become familiar with the special test equipment that will be
needed during the troubleshooting procedures.
The STE-M1/FVS Test Set
Only the STE-M1/FVS vehicle test meter (VTM) will be
used in troubleshooting the steering system on the M2/M3 Bradley