3-10. GENERAL PMCS PROCEDURES
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:
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-
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
3-11. SPECIFIC PMCS PROCEDURES.
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-
The columns in Table 3-2 are defined as follows:
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
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-
Procedures. Tells you how to perform required
check or service.