Operation Under Unusual Conditions (Cont)
If TRANS TEMP gage (1) reads higher than 250°F (121°C), do the
Downshift to next lower gear range and continue operation.
When TRANS TEMP gage (1) reads in normal range, upshift to
normal gear range and continue operation.
If TRANS TEMP gage (1) does not return to normal range, stop
vehicle and let transmission cool.
When TRANS TEMP gage (1) reads in normal range, shift to normal
gear range and continue operation.
Check cooling system often and notify organizational maintenance if any
of the following are found:
Low coolant level in radiator.
Leaking hose connections which have been tightened but still leak.
Loose fan belt.
Cracked or leaking hoses.
Radiator fins plugged with dust, leaves, or insects.
Batteries do not hold charge well in extreme heat.
Battery specific gravity must be changed to adjust for
heat (TM 9-6140-200-14).
Keep batteries full, but do not overfill (Table 2-1, Item 4). Check battery
In hot, damp climates check body and chassis often and notify
organizational maintenance if any of the following are found:
Signs of pitting or paint blistering on metal surfaces.
Signs of mildew, mold, or fungus on fabrics and rubber.
Adjust lubrication intervals as specified in applicable LO.
Park so vehicle does not face into wind and is under shelter. Cover
windows, cab, and engine compartment with tarpaulin when shelter is not