Table 1. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) - Continued.
NOT FULLY MISSION
Inspect for wear and adjust belt
tension of serpentine belt
WARN I N G
To avoid injury, eye protecton and acid-resistant gloves
must be worn when working around batteries. Do not
smoke, use open flame, make sparks, or create other
ignition sources around batteries. If a battery is giving off
gases, it can explode and cause injury to personnel.
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 to personnel.
· 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 warnngs may result in death or
injury to personnel.
C AU T I O N
If battery compartm nt is corroded, it will be necessary to
remove batteries and clean compartment to remove acid
residue and corrosion.
· Buildup of dirt or corrosion on batteries may lead to
a. Open battery box cover (TM 5-
b. Remove batteries. Inspect
Battery case is cracked,
batteries for evidence of a cracked leaking, or missing.
c. Clean tops of batteries with a
d. Clean battery terminals with an