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3-10.   GENERAL   PMCS   PROCEDURES a. b. (Con’t). 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 all 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. Tighten any that are loose. Welds.  Inspect for gaps where parts are welded together, Report bad welds to your su- pervisor. Electrical Wires or Connectors.  Inspect  for corroded,  cracked,  or  broken  conduit  insula- tion, bare wires, and loose, broken, or cracked connectors.  Tighten  loose  connectors  and make  repairs  or  replace  items  as  required. Hoses, Lines, and Fittings.  Inspect  for  wear, damage, and leaks. Ensure that clamps and fit- tings are tight. If a leak is caused by a loose fit- ting or connector, tighten it. If a component is broken or worn, correct problem if authorized by the Maintenance Allocation Chart (MAC) (see Appendix B). If not authorized, report it to your supervisor. TM  5-3895-360-13 3-11.  SPECIFIC  PMCS  PROCEDURES. a. b, c. Unit PMCS is provided in Table 3-2. Always perform PMCS in the order listed, Once it becomes a habit, any deficiency can be spotted in a minute. If any- thing wrong is discovered through PMCS, perform the appropriate troubleshooting task in Chapter 4, Section  Il.  If  any  component  or  system  is  not  service- able, or if a given service does not correct the defi- ciency, notify your supervisor. Before  performing  preventive  maintenance,  read  all the checks required for the applicable interval and prepare all the tools needed to make all checks, Have several clean rags (Item 15, Appendix E) handy. Perform ALL inspections at the applicable in- terval. The columns in Table 3-2 are defined as follows: (1) (2) (3) (4) Item No. Provides a logical 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 interval 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. Procedures. Tells you how to perform required check  or  service. 3-7


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