PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS), INCLUDING
LUBRICATION INSTRUCTIONS Continued
ITEM TO BE
After Road Test
Failure to set the parking brake and block
the road wheel can allow the carrier to
move and result in injury or death. Always
engage the parking brake and block the
road wheels before working on the carrier.
Stall check damages the carriers
transmission. Always check the carrier
with a road test unless conditions
absolutely prevent it.
a. Immediately after road test cautiously feel all
wheel and idler hub for noticeable difference in
temperature between hubs. An overheated hub
indicates that bearing is out of adjustment,
poorly lubricated, or unserviceable.
A hub that is
b. Check temperature of shock absorbers. They
should feel warm. A cold shock has failed.
Any Class III
leaks or cold
c. Visually check inside, outside, and underneath
carrier for fuel, oil, or hydraulic leaks.
Avoid lengthy engine idling. This causes
coolant temperature to drop below
operating temperature and can shorten
a. Run engine at 800 rpm for 3-5 minutes with
range selector in 2-3 range and brakes locked
until operating temperature is reached.
hot or rough.