Table 2-2. Inspection Standards - Continued
All storage batteries must be clean with no indication of leakage, broken case or loose parts. The
electrolyte in each cell must be at the proper level and have a minimum specific gravity of 1,250
with not more than 0.040 difference in specific gravity between any of the cells. The battery
must be date stamped with activation date (TM 9-6140-00-200-12). Not more than 12 months
must have elapsed since battery activation at time a vehicle is shipped between points in one
theater. Nonrechargeable batteries (primary or dry-cell type)will have an expiration date
stamped on them. Such batteries may be shipped with the vehicle only when the shipping -
date is before the expiration date.
Check vent opening on side of battery case. Charge indicator should be green; if not, test
Dry cells and other nonstorage type batteries must be fresh and capable of performing their intended
Belt, V, flat
Must be in place, tensioned correctly, and not worn or cracked.
On conveyor belting, belts should be checked for inverted assembly, bad fasteners, and excessive
wear. Multi V-belt application must be with matched sets, and not bottom in pulleys. Tension
adjustment shall be in accordance with applicable TM or manufacturer's manual.
Body or hull
Must be free of breaks and cracks. Doors, hatches, closures, and associated hardware must fit and
Must operate properly and be in correct adjustment, if examination of the logbook (section III)
indicates excessive mileage since relining, disassemble only to the extent necessary to
measure lining thickness. Lining must have 50% remaining use. Brakedrums shall be free of
cracks, deep ridges, hub lubricant, and brake cylinder leakage. Brake lines are to be free of
leaks; brake hoses shall not be weather cracked or show signs of any damage or deterioration.
Wheels and master cylinder shall be examined for leaks.
Check for missing or damaged parts on sweeper, spray, blower, and magnet components.
Look for split, rotten or damaged broom core, worn out fibers or metal brushes.
Check for insufficient lubricant, cables impregnated with sand or other foreign material, broken or
misalign sheaves, improper size, lay, application, frayed ends or splices, and missing or
damaged preformed eyelet' or clamps. Length of cables will not be less than 90% of original
Canvas, side and
Must be free of tears, rips, and unsightly or excessive patching should fit properly, and be
in good usable condition. All zippers, fasteners, hooks, and attacking hardware must be
present and function properly.
Check for fogged, broken, etched or dirty lens, prisms, vials; missing cross wires, damaged level
graduations on vertical gages and/or vernier, horizontal, micrometer circles, missing,
broken or damaged indicating hands, pointers, pivots, and accessories.
cross wires, prisms,
Must not be bent or cracked. Springs must be in place and control linkage properly tightened.
Cooling fan clutch
Must be properly fastened, and in good serviceable condition so that it will operate under all
Must be fastened tightly and be of correct size and weight for application. Weep holes in
counterweight boxes must be open.
Seats, backrests, steady rests, and other cushions or cushion like parts must have no sagged or
broken springs or parts, must be adequately supported, and free of ripped, torn or deteriorated
Must fit properly and have no broken, loose or missing parts. Wood must have no indication of
slivering, dry rot or fungus.
Starter switches shall not be burned, corroded or show signs of wear. Wiring terminals shall and
be clean and tight. Entire circuits shall be checked for frayed, missing, burned, chafed,
broken cracked, bare, cut or deteriorating wiring. Connections must be tight and free , (other
from dirt rust and corrosion. Contact point switches shall be correctly adjusted. Electric
motors and generator assemblies shall not show excessive end play, excessive hes or
vibration worn brushes worn commutator. Frames shall not be cracked or broken; be
wiring and cablesdirt, grease, and oil.
instrument and interior lights
Inspect the starter, alternator, switches, lights, horn instruments, circuit breakers, gages,
relays, meters wiring, plugs; commutators, armatures, stringbands, brushes, pigtails, brush