BITUMINOUS MATERIALS PAVING MACHINE (BMPM)
GENERAL TROUBLESHOOTING INFORMATION
The maintainer troubleshooting procedures Work Package (WP) is designed to give specific instruction for
resolving problems associated with the Bituminous Materials Paving Machine (BMPM).
Troubleshooting procedures list the malfunctions, test or inspections, and corrective actions required to correct
BMPM problems and system faults and warnings. Perform all steps in the order they appear in the WP starting
with the malfunction 1. Troubleshooting procedures are titled according to symptom, and organized by the
possible malfunctions. All necessary references to procedures/instructions can be found within the
Do not begin a task until you understand the task.
The symptom index is a quick reference for locating troubleshooting procedures.
Engine and BMPM Fault Screens
If battery voltage on display screen drops below 21 volts, the batteries will need to be charged
prior to performing troubleshooting procedures.
Procedures to locate and use the BMPM fault screens for both the engine (active and inactive) and BMPM are
located in the Operator s Manual, TM 5-3895-385-10. The field maintainer should verify and record all faults on
the BMPM fault screens prior to starting troubleshooting.
Indications from Manual Troubleshooting Techniques
Field maintenance is responsible for performing manual troubleshooting techniques, including continuity tests and
voltage checks, maintenance actions that require the use of tools, and activities other than routine operator
Referencing to Maintenance Procedures for Testing During Troubleshooting
During troubleshooting procedures, the maintainer may be referenced to other maintenance WPs to locate,
remove, test, inspect, calibrate, and/or adjust parts of the BMPM (i.e., electrical connectors, access panels,
hydraulic hoses, fittings, etc.) for troubleshooting purposes. When referenced to other maintenance WPs, review
the entire WP and perform only the task(s) that pertain to the troubleshooting procedure (i.e., procedures,
warnings, cautions, notes, component locations, and other necessary information). Once the referenced task has
been accomplished, return to the troubleshooting procedure for remaining procedure. Do not perform any
maintenance task(s) unless the troubleshooting procedure instructs you to do so, otherwise a dangerous situation
and/or inaccurate test results may occur.
After Corrective Action
After the corrective action is completed, the equipment must be tested to verify that a fault or warning has been
corrected. Locate the malfunction in the troubleshooting procedures and perform the test or inspection. If the
correct response is not obtained, ensure that the corrective action was properly performed and then proceed to
the next malfunction. "Proceed to next malfunction" is stated when the maintainer is to proceed to the malfunction