Table 2-1. Unit Level Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services for CUCV
Item To Be
Battery acid (electrolyte) is ex-
tremely dangerous. Always wear
goggles and rubber gloves when
performing battery checks or in-
spections. Serious injury to per-
sonnel will result if battery acid con-
tacts skin or eyes.
DO NOT perform battery system
checks or inspections while smok-
ing or near fire, flame, or sparks.
Batteries may explode, causing se-
rious injury or death to personnel.
Rotate cover to underside of clamp
as each cable is disconnected. Re-
move all jewelry such as dog tags,
rings, bracelets, etc. If jewelry or
disconnected battery ground cable
contacts battery terminal, a direct
short will result in serious injury or
death to personnel or equipment
a. Check battery charge indicators on
maintenance free batteries or specific
gravity on non-maintenance free batter-
ies (see TM 9-6140-200-14). Notify your
supervisor if non-maintenance free bat-
teries require servicing.
b. Inspect battery cables for frays,
splits, and tightness.
c. Clean battery terminals and lightly
coat with grease (Item 26, Appendix C).
b. Any damage that
will prevent opera-
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