b. How to Begin Troubleshooting.
(1) Determine the symptom or condition that indicates a problem or failure. Troubleshooting is divided into
symptoms peculiar to a vehicle system or component, for example: pneumatic system or engine. Refer to the
Troubleshooting Fault Index (Table 2-1).
(2) Go to the referenced page to begin troubleshooting. Open the manual flat so both the left-hand and right-hand
pages are displayed before you. The information on both pages is important to resolve the problem or failure.
However, the experienced technician can follow the left-hand page instructions and refer to the right-hand
page when necessary.
(3) Follow the Diagnostic Procedure. Answer question No. 1 on the left-hand page and follow the YES or NO path
to either the remedy or the next question. If necessary, look on the right-hand page for test instructions and
(4) Observe warnings, cautions, and notes. The formatting and symbols used in this manual for warnings,
cautions, and notes are as follows:
This is the symbol for a warning statement. If you see the word WARNING above a question on
the left-hand page, look on the right-hand page for the text of the message. WARNINGs describe
a situation which could cause serious injury or death to personnel.
This is the symbol for a caution statement. If you see the word CAUTION above a question on the left-
hand page, look on the right-hand page for the text of the message. CAUTIONs describe a situation
which could cause damage to equipment.
This is a symbol for a note. Notes are located directly above the test to which they refer. NOTEs
provide additional information for performing a test.
c. Confidence Tests. Before performing any STE/ICE-R test, a confidence test must be run to ensure proper
operation of the STE/ICE-R. In addition, a confidence test must be performed after each use to ensure the
STE/ICE-R is performing properly. Refer to TM 9-4910-571-12&P.
d. Verifying Repair. When troubleshooting, there is an additional step that must be performed after taking any
corrective action. This step will show that the malfunction has been corrected, or that additional troubleshooting
is required, example follows:
On malfunction g2. Leans to one side, or rear of vehicle sags, the question is asked "Are front shock absorbers
secure and free from damage?". If the question was answered NO, the damaged shock absorber(s) was replaced.
After replacing the damaged shock absorber(s), the vehicle must be checked to determine if the original malfunction
is still present. If corrected, troubleshooting is completed. If malfunction is still present, continue troubleshooting.