GENERAL PMCS PROCEDURES
1. Keep equipment clean. Dirt, oil, and debris may cover up a serious problem. Clean as you work and
as needed. Use solvent cleaning compound on all metal surfaces. Use hand dishwashing compound and
water on rubber, plastic, and painted surfaces.
2. While performing specific PMCS procedures, inspect the following components:
a. Bolts, Nuts, and Screws. Make sure they are not loose, missing, bent, or broken. Report loose or
missing bolts, nuts, and screws to Field Maintenance.
b. Welds. Inspect for gaps where parts are welded together. Check for loose or chipped paint, rust,
and cracks. Report bad welds to Field Maintenance.
Electric Conduit, Wires, or Connectors. Inspect for cracked or broken conduit insulation, bare
wires, and loose or broken connectors. Report loose connections and faulty wiring to Field
d. Hoses, Lines, Clamps, and Fittings. Inspect for wear, damage, and leaks. Make sure that clamps
and fittings are tight. Report any damage, leaks, or loose fittings to Field Maintenance.
3. Check to see that components are adequately lubricated in accordance with Operator PMCS (WP 0018).
SPECIFIC PMCS PROCEDURES
1. Operator PMCS is provided in Operator Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS)
(WP 0018). Always perform PMCS in the order listed. Once PMCS procedures become routine, spotting
problems will become much easier.
2. Before performing PMCS, read all checks required for the applicable interval and prepare all tools needed
for the task. Have several clean rags ready for use. Perform ALL inspections at the applicable interval.
3. If any problems are discovered through PMCS, perform the appropriate troubleshooting task (WP 0010). If
any component or system is not serviceable or if any service does not correct the problem, notify your
4. Explanation of the column headings in Operator PMCS (WP 0018) are as follows:
a. Item No. The item number column of your PMCS table is to be used for reference. When completing
DA Form 2404, include the item number for the check/service indicating a fault. Item numbers also
appear in the order that you must do checks and services for the intervals listed.
b. Interval. This column of your PMCS table tells you when to do certain checks or services.
Item To Be Checked or Serviced. This column of your PMCS table provides the location and the
item to be checked or serviced.
d. Procedure. This column of your PMCS table tells you how to do the required checks and services.
Carefully follow these instructions. If you do not have the tools or if the procedure tells you to, have
Field Maintenance do the work.
e. Not Fully Mission Capable If. This column tells you when and why your equipment cannot be used.
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