Table 2-3. Mechanical Troubleshooting (Cont)
TEST OR INSPECTION
Before checking for improper positioning and damage, allow exhaust
system to cool. Failure to follow this warning will result in serious burns.
Check tailpipe, muffler, and exhaust pipe for improper positioning and damage.
Reposition and tighten mounting hardware.
Replace any damaged components. (See paragraph 3-27)
Check. engine mounts and insulators for looseness and damage.
Tighten bolts securing mount to frame or engine if loose. If there is any
damage, notify your supervisor.
Check alternator belts for improper tension or damage.
Adjust or replace if damaged. (See paragraph 4-2 or 4-3)
Check for contaminated fuel by draining fuel
container. Check color of fuel to determine
Drain fuel and replace if contaminated
from fuel filter draincock into suitable
if the correct fuel is in fuel system.
or incorrect fuel is in fuel system.
Diesel fuel is flammable. When disconnecting fuel lines to test fuel flow,
direct fuel spray away from source of ignition. A fire extinguisher must be
on hand in work area. Failure to follow this warning may result in serious
injury or death to personnel.
Check fuel pump operation. Disconnect input fuel line at the fuel filter. Disconnect
pink lead from fuel injector pump. Use a quart capacity container and crank engine
for 15 seconds. Container should be at least ¼ full or contain ½ pt (0.23 I) of fuel.
Install low pressure gage in fuel line. Crank engine for 15 more seconds. Fuel
pressure should be 5.5-6.5 psi (38-45 kPa). Connect fuel inlet line to fuel filter
and connect pink lead to fuel injector pump.
If fuel flow is insufficient, replace fuel pump. (See paragraph 3-10)
23. EXCESSIVE VIBRATION
Check engine mounts, insulators, and components for looseness and damage.
Tighten any loose components. Tighten bolts securing mounts to frame or
engine if loose. If there is any damage, notify your supervisor.