M2/M3 BFV: TROUBLESHOOTING - OD1610 - LESSON 1/PE 1
the Allies, who evacuated everything to the rear, to what we today would
call a depot repair facility.
This practice was both time-consuming and
expensive, since recovery, evacuation, and transportation of broken or
damaged vehicles or equipment meant days, or even weeks, between the initial
report and the return of the equipment to the using unit.
The practice was stopped and in its place a new procedure implemented. This
new procedure is what is used today.
When a vehicle breaks or suffers
"battle damage", we try to repair the vehicle where it is. In order to do
this, maintenance personnel must be familiar with the techniques of logical
Now that the troops have an idea of why they have to become familiar with
this information and have been indoctrinated to these procedures, give them
an oral quiz to test their retention and knowledge of these subjects.
Using your knowledge of
questions that follow.
Define the term troubleshooting.
Name the four main steps used in troubleshooting.
When inspecting a vehicle and finding a fuel leak, regardless of
seepage, what action should be taken?
What information is obtained from the Initial Setup section of
the troubleshooting procedure?
What is one of the main tools used by maintenance personnel to
Explain the purpose of the Equipment Inspection and Maintenance
Worksheet (DA Form 2404).
What action is taken when more than one DA Form 2404 is needed
for an inspection or service?