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M88-Series Recovery Vehicles: Wait Before Checking Oil
By | Nov. 9, 2022
Checking the oil too soon after shutting down the engine can cause an incorrect oil level reading. Keep reading to find out more...

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M88-Series Recovery Vehicles: PM Keeps Winches Working
By | Oct. 4, 2022
Winches need preventive maintenance after every mission to keep them working. Read on to find out what to do...

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M88-Series Recovery Vehicles: Don’t Spare PM for Spare Roadwheel
By | Sept. 23, 2022
Water can damage the M88-series recovery vehicle’s spare roadwheel, but preventive maintenance will make sure it’s ready when you need it. Read on for more info...

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M88A2 Recovery Vehicles: Incorrect Troubleshooting Link in TM
By | Sept. 23, 2022
There’s an incorrect hyperlink in the troubleshooting steps in TM 9-2350-292-23-1 (IETM EM 0380, May 22) that will take you to the wrong work package. Read on for the correct work package...

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M88A2 Recovery Vehicle: Wrong Bolt? File PQDR
By | Sept. 20, 2022
If the wrong bolt comes when ordering NSN 5305-00-975-1764 for the level winder control valve in the M88A2 recovery vehicle’s nose cone, submit a PQDR. Read on for more info...

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M88A2 Recovery Vehicle: New Semi-Annual Service Kit
By | June 16, 2022
Mechanics, there’s a new semi-annual service kit for the M88A2 recovery vehicle. Order it with NSN 4910-01-698-9195. This replaces the previous kit, NSN 2520-01-494-6558. If a unit has or receives an old service kit, it can...

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M88A2 Recovery Vehicle: Can a Tension Dynamometer Be Used for Load Testing?
By | June 8, 2022
Logistics assistance representatives (LARs) often receive questions about whether a tension dynamometer can be used instead of stacked weight or another type of load when load testing the M88A2 recovery vehicle. In short: no...

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M88A2 Recovery Vehicle: Follow TM When Separating Transmission
By | May 25, 2022
Mechanics, avoid expensive damage by making sure you follow the TM when separating the M88A2 recovery vehicle’s transmission from the engine. The proper procedures are in TM 9-2350-292-23 (May 22). Read on to learn more...

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M88A2 Recovery Vehicles: Use Right Bolts to Install Engines Shrouds
By | July 19, 2021
Maintainers, some M88A2 engine oil coolers have been damaged by the wrong hardware being used while installing the front/top engine shrouds. If bolts that are too long are used to install the shrouds, they can crush the top...

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M88A2 Recovery Vehicle: Auxiliary Winch Cover NSN
By | Aug. 14, 2020
Mechanics, get a lightweight, flexible cover for your M88A2 recovery vehicle’s auxiliary winch with NSN 2590-01-689-4235. The cover will be added to the additional authorization list (AAL) in the next TM update...

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M88A2 Recovery Vehicles: New Brake Modulation Valve
By | July 28, 2020
Mechanics, a new brake modulation valve is available for the M88A2 recovery vehicle. The new valve offers much better “pedal feel” than the old valve. This improves braking control sensitivity at all speeds and eliminates...

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M88A2 Recovery Vehicle: New Auxiliary Winch Cover
By | July 15, 2020
Mechanics, there’s a lightweight, flexible cover available for your M88A2 recovery vehicle’s auxiliary winch...

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M88A2 Recovery Vehicles: Fender Mount Upgrade Kit
By | July 1, 2020
Mechanics, there’s a new rear fender mount upgrade kit available for your M88A2 recovery vehicle. Currently each rear fender mounts to three hinges on the rear of the vehicle. Two of the hinges are welded to a small tab on...

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M88A2 Recovery Vehicle: Clean Engine Compartment to Prevent Fires
By | Dec. 10, 2019
Heeding this article could potentially save your unit over $300,000. Engine compartment fires in M88A2 recovery vehicles have been on the rise over the past several years. The damage caused by these fires has cost the Army as...

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M88A2 Recovery Vehicles: Shutdown Engine Properly
By | Nov. 29, 2019
At the end of a long mission, it’s tempting to shut down your M88A2’s engine as soon as you hit the motor pool so you can grab a shower and some hot food. But being in a hurry can lead to some serious damage...

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M88A2: AFES PM Keeps Fires at Bay
By | Oct. 7, 2019
Your M88A2 recovery vehicle’s automatic fire extinguishing system—AFES—can save your vehicle from serious damage, as well as save the lives of you and your fellow crewmen. But the AFES needs regular preventive maintenance to...

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M88A2 Recovery Vehicles: Fight Engine Fires with PMCS
By | July 30, 2019
Regular PMCS will go a long way toward reducing M88A2 engine fires. It keeps your vehicle combat ready and you and your fellow crewmen safe. Here’s a couple of things to pay particular attention to in the motor pool:...