Table 1. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS)
with Lubrication Information - Continued.
NOT FULLY MISSION
Batteries and e. Check for damaged battery
Damage is noted.
Battery Cables posts.
at first oil
f. If equipped with non-
maintenance-free batteries, check
electrolyte level in each cell. If level
is low, fill with distilled or clean
drinking water to bottom of filler
opening. Close right rear access
WARN I N G
at first oil
· To avoid injury, eye protection and acid-resistant gloves
must be worn when working around batteries. DO NOT
smoke, use open flame, make sparks, or create other igni-
tion sources around batteries. If a battery is giving off
gases, it can explode and cause injury. Remove all jewelry
such as rings, ID tags, watches, and bracelets. If jewelry
or a tool contacts a battery terminal, a direct short will
result in instant heating, damage to equipment, and injury
· Sulfuric acid contained in batteries can cause serious
burns. If battery corrosion or electrolyte makes contact
with skin, eyes, or clothing, take immediate action to stop
the corrosive burning effects. Failure to follow these pro-
cedures may cause death or serious injury to personnel.
· DO NOT use compressed air to clean batteries. Use a
clean, dry rag.
C AU T I O N
To reduce battery damage, check battery compartment for
corrosion (greenish/white powder) and DO NOT jerk or
pull on battery cables during visual inspection. Failure to
follow this caution may result in damage to equipment.
a. Disengage two arctic battery
cover latches, and with the aid of
an assistant, remove cover.
b. Check battery holddowns for
Holddown is loose or
looseness or damage.