Table 1. Blade, Winch, and Ripper Troubleshooting Without Codes.
TEST OR INSPECTION
1. Temperature of Hydrau-
WARN I N G
lic Oil Is Too Hot
DO NOT disconnect or remove any hydraulic system hoses, tubes, or
fittings unless engine is shut down and hydraulic system pressure has
been relieved. Tighten all connections before applying pressure. Escap-
ing hydraulic fluid under pressure can penetrate skin.
At operating temperature, hydraulic oil is hot. Allow hydraulic oil to cool
before removing any hydraulic fitting.
Wear protective eye covering and gloves.
Lubricating/hydraulic oils used in performance of maintenance can be
very slippery. Immediately wipe up any spills.
Use extreme caution when handling heavy parts. Provide adequate
support and use assistance during procedure.
Failure to follow these wanings may result in injury or death to person-
C AU T I O N
Wipe area clean around hydraulic system, and cap all hydraulic hose
ends along with component connections during removal to protect
against contamination. Failure to follow this caution may cause damage
1. Inspect hydraulic system for
Hydraulic System Leaking or Dam-
Class III leak and damage.
aged - Repair as necessary.
Hydraulic lines must be free from
Hydraulic System OK - Proceed to
kinks, sharp bends, and restric-
2. Inspect the oil cooler fins for
Oil Cooler Fins Dirty - Clean oil
restrictions and damage (TM 5-
cooler fins (TM 5-2410-240-10).
Oil Cooler Damaged - Replace oil
cooler (WP 0039).
Oil Cooler OK - Proceed to Step 3.
3. Inspect fluid level in hydraulic
Fluid Level Low - Add hydraulic oil to
proper level (WP 0160).
Fluid Level OK - Proceed to step 4.
N OT E
Wait at least 30 seconds for diagnostic codes to become active.