GENERAL MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES.
All unit level maintenance shall be performed in
accordance with good and safe shop practices. Observe
the following general instructions and requirements when
performing electrical system maintenance.
When removing tie wraps from hoses and wiring,
note or mark locations and anchor points. The
proper location and installation of tie wraps will
prevent undue chafing of hoses and wiring.
Always tag mating connectors and fittings before
disconnecting. Tagging of mating connectors
and fittings will ease reassembly and reduce
Thread locking compound is used with most
threaded fasteners. If a threaded fastener will
not break loose, heat threaded area of fastener
from 500° to 600°F (232° to 315°C) with heater
gun. If the special solvent used to remove
thread locking compound from screw threads
fails to remove buildup, discard fastener.
Discard all removed gaskets, seals, preformed
packings, self-locking nuts, and lockwashers.
Inspect all removed components for obvious
wear or damage. Replace all worn, bent,
broken, or otherwise damaged parts.
Inspect all removed fasteners for thread
damage. If thread damage is found, replace
fastener. Replace flat washers if galled or bent.
Use screw extractor set (Item 15, Appendix E) to
remove broken studs or screws.
Repair damaged harness wiring and terminals
according to instructions in paragraph 7.20.
Male connectors on paving machine
most often house female terminals
(receptacles, jacks). Mating female
connectors house male terminals
(plugs). Plug/jack nomenclature in
text and diagrams is based on nature
To keep connections moisture free, always apply
electrical insulating compound to male connector
of plug/jack type electrical connectors.
To seal screw fastened electrical connections
insulating varnish to reinstalled terminals and
Use only authorized replacement parts. Refer to
TM 53895-373-24P, Repair Parts and Special
Tools List (RPSTL) for authorized replacement
Observe all warnings and cautions. Wear
protective clothing and equipment as specified.
Observe the Safety and Hazard Warnings
provided in TACOM technical bulletin TB 43-