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TM 5-3895-360-13 3-4.   GENERAL a. b. PMCS   PROCEDURES. WARNING Dry cleaning solvent, P-D-680, is toxic and flammable.  Always  wear  protective  goggles and gloves, and use only in a well-ventilated area.  Avoid  contact  with  skin,  eyes,  and clothes, and DO NOT breathe vapors. DO NOT use near open flame or excessive heat. The solvent’s   flash   point iS   100°F-138°F (38 °C-590C). if you become dizzy while using cleaning solvent, Immediately get fresh air and medical help. if solvent contacts eyes, immedi- ately wash your eyes and get medical aid. Keep equipment clean. Dirt, oil, and debris may cover up a serious problem. Clean as you work and as needed. Use dry cleaning solvent (Item 16, Ap- pendix E) on ail metal surfaces. Use dishwashing compound  (Item  7,  Appendix  E)  and  water  on  rubber, plastic, and painted surfaces. While performing specific PMCS procedures, in- spect the following components: (1) (2) (3) (4) Bolts, Nuts, and Screws. Ensure that they are not loose, missing, bent, or broken. Report loose or missing bolts, nuts, and screws to Unit Maintenance. Welds.  Inspect for gaps where parts are welded  together.  Check  for  loose  or  chipped paint, rust, and cracks. Report bad welds to Unit  Maintenance. Electrical  Conduit,  Wires,  and  Connectors. Inspect for cracked or broken conduit insula- tion, bare wires, and loose or broken connec- tors. Report loose connections and faulty wiring  to  Unit  Maintenance. Hoses, Lines, and Fittings.  inspect  for  wear, damage, and leaks. Ensure that clamps and fit- tings are tight. Report any damage, leaks, or loose fittings and clamps to Unit Maintenance. 3-5.   SPECIFIC   PMCS   PROCEDURES. a. b. c. d. Operator/Crew PMCS are provided in Table 3-1. Always  perform  PMCS  in  the  order  listed.  Once  it  be- comes a habit, anything that is not right can be spotted in a minute. Before  performing  PMCS,  read  all  the  checks  re- quired for the applicable interval and prepare all the tools needed. Have several clean rags (Item 15, Ap- pendix  E)  handy.  Perform  ALL  inspections  at  the applicable interval. If anything wrong is discovered through PMCS, per- form the appropriate troubleshooting tasks in Chap- ter 4, Section I. if any component or system is not serviceable,  or  if  a  given  service  does  not  correct  the problem,  notify  your  supervisor. The columns in Table 3-1 are defined as follows: (1) (2) (3) The Item No. Provides a iogical sequence for PMCS to be performed and is used as a source of item numbers for the “TM  ITEM  NO. ” column when recording PMCS results on DA Form 2404, Interval.  Specifies the intetval at which PMCS is to be performed. Item To Be inspected. Lists the system and common name of items that are to be in- spected. Included in this column are specific servicing, inspection, replacement, or adjust- ment procedures to be followed. NOTE terms  “ready/available”  and  “mission- capable”  refer  to  the  same  status:  Equipment is on hand and is able to perform its combat mission (see AR 700-138). (4) Equipment  is  Not  Ready/Avallabie  if.  Ex- plains when and why the tamper cannot be used. 3-2


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