Operation Under Unusual Conditions (Cont)
2-40. FORD WATER OBSTACLE.
Do not ford water unless depth is known. Water
deepter than 4 ft (1.2 m) may enter vehicle and injure
Make sure depth of fording site is not more than 4 ft (1.2 m).
Make sure bottom at fording site is firm enough that 4 ft (1.2 m)
maximum fording depth will not be exceeded and vehicle will not become
Stop vehicle at edge of water.
If brakes have been used heavily and are hot, allow drums and shoes to
cool before entering water if possible.
Make sure engine is operating correctly before entering water.
Set TRANSFER CASE shift lever (1) to LO.
Set TRACTION CONTROL lever (2) to INTER-AXLE DIFF. LOCK.
Set transmission range selector (3 or 3.1) to 1.
Drive vehicle slowly into water.
If engine stops, immediately attempt to restart engine. If engine will not
start, tow or winch vehicle from water with another vehicle as soon as possible.
Drive vehicle at 3 to 4 mph (5 to 6 kmh), or less, through water.
Unless absolutely necessary, do not stop while in water.