S e c t i o n I V . G E N E R A L M A I N T E N A N C E I N S T R U C T I O N S
This section contains safety warnings, guidelines, and general maintenance instructions. They should be
followed when doing maintenance procedures.
PREPARATION FOR MAINTENANCE
a. PERSONNEL SAFETY. Practice all shop safety procedures and read all warnings in this manual.
b. PROPER EQUIPMENT. Get tools and equipment before starting a maintenance task. See Chapter 2,
Section 1, TM9-2350-261-24P, and the maintenance task for tools, equipment, parts, and materials.
c. WHAT T0 DISCARD. Parts to discard, such as lock washers, locknuts, and gaskets, are listed in the
maintenance tasks. If the step does not say to discard a part, the part should be saved. It may be used
later or repaired.
d. HANDLING TECHNIQUES.
(1) Avoid damage to parts during removal, cleaning, inspection, repair, and installation procedures.
Nicks, scratches, and dents caused by careless handling could result in equipment failure.
(2) Dirt can damage parts and cause malfunctions. Make sure all air and fluid openings, lines, and hoses
ae capped or plugged during maintenance procedures.
(1) During removal, tag parts to ensure proper assembly.
(2) During removal, tag leads on electrical parts to ensure proper assembly. Tag each lead as it is
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