2-6. SERVICE BEFORE OPERATION (CONT)
(6) Activate battery if vehicle is delivered with dry-charged battery (TM 9-6140-200-14).
Do not remove radiator cap when the engine is hot; steam and hot coolant can escape and
(7) Check radiator coolant. Check if solution is adequate for expected climatic conditions. Refer to TB 750-
651 for preparation of antifreeze solutions. Put tag near filler cap with type of antifreeze and degree of
protection written on tag.
c. Special Service Instructions.
(1) Vehicle Body and Sheet Metal Inspection (TM 9-2320-365-10).
(a) Inspect body and sheet metal for evidence of damage during shipment.
(b) Check doors, latches, and hinges on compartments for proper operation.
(c) Check mounting hardware and tighten as necessary.
(2) Vehicle Cab Inspection (TM 9-2320-365-10).
(a) Inspect cab for evidence of damage during shipment.
(b) Inspect windshields and window glass for cracks or other damage.
(c) Check door latches, hinges, and windows for proper operation.
(d) Check seats and seatbelts mounting hardware to ensure they are securely installed and tighten as
(e) Check operators seat adjustments for proper operation.
(3) Engine Inspection (TM 9-2320-365-10).
(a) Check for obstructions to cooling air flow to radiator.
(b) Remove any seals, plugs, or tape used to seal air inlets and ports on the engine during shipping.
(c) Check crankcase oil level with dipstick.
(d) Examine air cleaner element for dirty or restricted condition.
(e) Inspect engine and cooling hose connections for evidence of leakage.
(4) Transmission Inspection (TM 9-2320-365-10).
(a) Check fluid level with dipstick.
(b) Check external tubes and hoses for evidence of leakage.